"Bahrain is a Muslim country and a woman's choice to wear the face veil
should be respected as part of her right to practise her religious beliefs," said Mr Al Sissi.
The Tunisian government, headed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, decreed on Friday to ban the face veil
(Niqab) in public and government entities for security reasons.
Muslims in Sri Lanka are concerned that the short-term ban on the face veil
could lead to the further marginalisation of Muslims in society.
Responding to Sri Lanka's emergency regulations imposing a ban on clothing that conceals the face, Amnesty International's Deputy South Asia Director, Dinushika Dissanayake, said that at a time when many Muslims in Sri Lanka fear a backlash, imposing a banthat effectively targets women wearing a face veil
for religious reasons risks stigmatizing them.
Also, a bill submitted by MP Ghada Ajami imposes a fine of LE 1,000 ($56.8) on women who wear the niqab or 'face veil
' in public places like restaurants, parks or universities.
Her mother and sister do not wear a face veil
and many of her friends don't.
"Sadly, it's part of my life." I asked if she has ever considered not wearing her face veil
or changing her image.
On social media it said the new law "discriminates, criminalises and suppresses a minority -- Danish Muslim women." Only about 200 women in Denmark are believed to wear the face veil
, according to Danish researchers.
(19) First, the face veil
, unlike the headscarf, conceals the face and
The Experiences of Face Veil
Wearers in Europe and the Law
BERLIN: German Muslims have voiced concerns over calls made my some politicians to ban face veil
in the country.
Currently, only about three women in Latvia wear a face veil
, the Times reported, although it's unclear how they would have obtained such a statistic.