This episode of the Greed for Ilm podcast, I speak personally about the full-face veil ban in Europe, Mr. Rachid Nekkaz, and what I believe is the deeper long term negative impact of such useless bans. Mr. Nekkaz is a French business man who has vowed to pay all European burqa fines. In Europe, France was the first country to ban the Islamic veil in all public places. Even though France has roughly five million Muslims, it is estimated that only about 2,000 French women wear full-face veils. Started in April 2011, any woman who goes in public with a full-face veil will be fined 150 euros. Three months later, Belgium quickly followed in France’s footsteps by banning the full-face veil.
Mr. Nekkaz created a million-euro fund called the “Fund for the Defence of Laicity and Liberty” from which he announces that he will pay all fines imposed on women for wearing the niqab in public places.
Links and Topics Discussed In This Episode
- Islamic Veil Across Europe
- French Business Man Pays Veil Fines
- Rachid Nekkaz
- Nation State or Hatred State?
- Veil Ban Violation of “Freedom of Religion”