I'm asking this question because two political parties in my country Switzerland are currently preparing a national initiative to ban full-body disguises for religious purposes (burqas and niqabs). Because we have direct democracy on a national level, Swiss people will be able to vote whether they want this or not.
Currently, burqas and niqabs are already banned completely in France, Belgium and Chad. They are banned partially in the Netherlands, Egypt and the Congo and they are banned regionally in Switzerland (region of Ticino) and Italy (region of Lombardy).
If there was direct democracy in the US and you could vote on such an initiative, would you vote yes or no? And why?
Most Helpful Girl
The burqas and niqabs creeps me the fuck out and they come off as looking like people part of a cult. Doesn't matter what reason for anyone to wear them, if I saw someone wearing that and not knowing the reason. I would be paranoid out of my mind and wanting to start freaking out. That's due to the fact that those outfits don't seem friendly at all. Though I know I'll just get a bunch of hate for thinking this and a lot of people would just tell me to get over it and they deserve more to dress the way they want than to be sensitive to anyone else being freaked out by it. I would seriously hate to run into anyone wearing those things. If I saw surrounded by people dressed like that I would probably have an anxiety attack and just fall apart right there.
I would vote ban just due to how much it that outfit looks scary. Though It wouldn't matter and I would be forced to having to try and avoid people dressing like that. Though i'm happy that isn't a site you see.
Most Helpful Guy
The niqab is a sexist symbol both against men and women which is opposed by most Muslims and isn't even Islamic to begin with.
It is used to deter rape because according to its proponents lust is the cause of rape and it's the woman's job to cover up. By wearing it, it proclaims that all non-relative males are potential rapists who are unworthy of looking at the woman.
It also restricts the woman and robs her of her identity.
There is also the question of security and being able to identify individuals that dress as dementors.
Sadly in Canada it is legal to vote and become a citizen in this monstrosity.
I want to see an INTERNATIONAL BAN so that everyone sees that niqabs are worn predominantly in Saudi Arabia and Daesh controlled territory.
@Mydnite you might like this
This is a video from the liberated town of Manbij.