Posted by: becketfund | November 10, 2006

Egypt: Government Defines Wearing the Niqab as a Human Right

ADNKronos International reports that Egypt’s deputy president of the Council of State signed a binding ruling which states that wearing the niqab is a woman’s human right, and that no one may stop her from wearing it.  The ruling follows a request for clarification from the American University in Cairo, which does not allow women in niqab to enter their library.  Abdel Qadeer Qandil, the judge who signed the decision, explained that neither Egypt’s civil code nor Islamic Shari’a law forbids the wearing of the niqab, nor does the Egyptian constitution force anyone to adhere to a certain dress code.

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