Counterintuitive stories

This one is from Canada:

Muslim group moves to ban burka

"Considering the fact that women are in fact forbidden from wearing burkas in the grand mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest site, it hardly makes sense that the practice should be permitted in Canada, she said."
This is interesting as well, even though it does not come from Canada:
The proposed ban comes on the heels of reports that Sheikh Mohamed Tantawi, dean of Egypt's al-Azhar university and the country's highest Muslim authority, is poised to issue a fatwa, or religious edict, against the garments.
The full story is here and I thank Alex Conconi for the pointer.


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