Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Friday, October 13, 2006

No Niqab Dorm Rule

Female students were kicked from their dormitory for wearing a niqab, face-veil. Egyptian Human Rights watchdog EIPR is protesting - Brian Whitaker picked up the press release. Some quotes:
...(EIPR) today condemned the decision by Helwan University's President to expel female students who choose for religious reasons to wear the niqab, or face veil, from the university's hostel....

The only thing worse than the arbitrary interference with women's right to choose their dress code is to deprive them of government-subsidised accommodation and meals solely on the basis of a decision they made in accordance with their religious beliefs. ...

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