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Flashcards in Against Religious Clothing Deck (20):
1

What are you more likely to meet a Muslim woman wearing?

Jeans and a t-shirt rather than a burkha/niqab

2

What can the call to prayer be seen as?

Disturbing for other members of the community

3

Is there gender equality?

No

4

Does the burkha have a place in society?

The burkha has no place in society

5

What did Harriet Harman say about the Islamic veil?

"The veil is an obstacle to women's participation in terms of equal terms in society"

6

What doesn't the veil show?

The evolution of the modern day woman

7

Does it state in the Qur'an that it is compulsory for women to wear the niqab/burkha?

No

8

What have Islamic women been portrayed as in literature?

Inferior to men that is why they need to cover their face

9

What do some people feel the niqab/burkha is?

Threatening and alienating as it is the closest communication device

10

What do some people argue should happen to all religious symbols as specific Muslim/Sikh dress/symbols have been discriminated against?

All religious dresses and symbols from all religions should be targetted

11

Is it compulsory for people to wear Islamic clothing?

No but it is how they have interpreted the teachings of the Qur'an

12

What do restrictions ensure?

Public safety

13

Is the restrictions to religious dress aim to offend morals?

No it is not there to offend public morals

14

What are the current dress laws in Britain?

You are allowed to wear what you want as long as it does not go against public decency

15

What do some people argue should happen if women are allowed to cover their face?

Then men too should be allowed to cover their face

16

What did Tony Blair say on religious dress in 2006?

"A mark of separation"

17

What do people stereotype women as when they wear religious dress?

Inferior to men

18

Do you choose the religion you follow?

Yes

19

Does religious freedom restrictions aim to infringe the freedom of others?

No

20

Are you showing equality in the community if you allow religious dress?

You are not showing equality as there are clear differences between people of faith and society