Switzerland considering penalties for forcing women to wear Islamic face veils

Switzerland is considering introducing penalties for forcing women to wear Islamic face veils, as a referendum on a total ban on the garments nationwide looms.

Good luck to the Swiss government in getting Muslim women to admit that they are being forced to wear the Islamic face veil, particularly when one factorsi in strong Muslim Brotherhood-linked lobbies which deny that the veil is a symbol of female oppression, despite the evidence of how women are treated in Islamic countries, and the sacrifices many women of Iran have made and are making to cast off their chadors during protests.

Facial coverings are a symbol of radical Islam that have nothing to do with religious freedom but are rather an expression of the oppression of women,” said Anian Liebrand, who leads the pro-ban campaign…..In Switzerland, we show our faces when we talk to each other.

Liebrand is correct. In Islamic theology, women have a lesser value than men, and suffer a wide variety of abuses — from beating and being forced to cover themselves fully covering to being denied equality of rights. Western feminists have largely failed to speak out about this, for fear of being branded “Islamophobic.” Who would have imagined the existence of sharia courts in Western countries, in which women are being sent back to severely abusive marriages. In the UK, there are at least 85 of them.

The Swiss government would do well to simply ban the face veil in the interests of the equality of rights of all people before the law.

“Swiss Govt Considers Making Forced Veiling a Crime as Referendum on Burqa, Niqab Ban Looms,” by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, June 29, 2018:

Switzerland is considering introducing penalties for forcing women to wear Islamic face veils, as a referendum on a total ban on the garments nationwide looms.

The Swiss federal government does not support a national ban, saying the country’s individual cantons (federal states) should decide the issue at the regional level.

Polling indicates that some three-quarters of the Swiss public support action at the federal level, however, and the people have used the country’s system of direct democracy to initiate a binding referendum on the subject by gathering 100,000 signatures.

“Facial coverings are a symbol of radical Islam that have nothing to do with religious freedom but are rather an expression of the oppression of women,” said Anian Liebrand, who leads the pro-ban campaign.

“In Switzerland, we show our faces when we talk to each other.”

Now, the government has suggested it may make it a crime to force women to cover their faces, punishable by a fine or up to three years in prison, in a move which has been interpreted as an attempt to discourage voters from backing a full-scale ban in the referendum — although the charge could be difficult to prove in practice….
Source:https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/07/switzerland-considering-penalties-for-forcing-women-to-wear-islamic-face-veils

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