Tantawi 5arfan ? Ezkorou Ma7assen Mawtakum ! He used to be popular in Cairo for a while. The poor man passed away, but Azhar did not change its position that niqab is a tradition not a 'fard'. It is the ultra-right which is espousing niqab in Egypt, and they are losing credibility (for other reasons) fast. As a matter of fact, niqab has been used for committing crimes, not just felonies, which included shooting a suspect in front of a court house in Upper Egypt (the example which came in mind now); and years ago, a large niqabi person literally ran into me in down town, Cairo wearing army boots, too large in build to be a woman, and the experience was "startling" to say the least. The problem of niqab in the west has more to do with integration and showing a willingness to accept and adopt the new 'homeland'; this is a main reason why public opinion is so suspicious of it; but this is only one reason among others. The comparison between a niqab ban in the ME, where it is part of a traditional culture, and the West, where it is an "alien" practice that runs counter to its own traditions does not really hold. It is not simply a matter of corruption. However, I admit that personally, as a woman, I share Mona Al Tahtawi's view of niqab, but that's another discussion.
As for Egypt, it's passing through a transitional period full of turmoil, and the choice between bad & worse isn't sitting well with many people. Married to a European, I cannot vote. I do not want to go into details (or derail the thread) but I definitely would not have voted for Shafik or Mursi el estebn' (the 'spare tyre'). Egypt missed a chance with both Baradei & Sabahy.
so if the Niqab was used in crimes yeah am aware of some cases that has happened
and they're aren't few but compare them to other crimes they are slimy rate if we did that
what i get from you is that the west is banning the Niqab not for crimes but simply for people to adapt a new enviorment or home
which i can understand really i can't agree to it but i can indulge it and understand it
i was just going see where this " Niqab " as security threat goes here .. coz it seems like a silly excuse for banning
which the real reason seemed in my opinion is the opression of freedom of religion and dress code etc etc etc
and personally i do believe that to be the reason .. when people immigrate to another land that doesn't mean they should be " stripped down "
of their former and original idenity
however after that being said .. when and if that law was put out i think the muslims of that country should eiather obey it or leave
after all most muslims just wear hair cover as you already know
beside it wouldn't sound fair to " force " change in a country you move into but you can't also let them erase your former and original idenity completly
if it proves to be for reasons beyond "anti-islamic" agenda then why not ?
but i can't see any reason that help to push that claim away
for azhar's tantawy ;D yeah i got harsh opinions on the man
as i do on all people who commit mistakes and does not admit them and worse of all carry on with them
you are aware of types of messy fatawa he did aren't you ?
hope things turn out well for your people in egypt the revolution sure did not finish there i suspect there's second uprise on the way
especially after the trial of mubarak and his sons and only convicting two and letting the rest off the hook
but hey we take first place on the bad list they gonna have to try harder hehehehe
things will get better eventally in both countries don't worry .. sorry for drift out of topic
Edited by Knight Of Shadows, 08 June 2012 - 12:17 AM.