Friday, 25 June 2010

Council of Europe resolution

Press Association, European MPs vote against burka ban, 24 June 2010 "The Parliamentary Assembly of Europe's human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, passed a resolution warning that if governments imposed such a ban they would be denying women "who genuinely and freely desire to do so" their right to cover their faces."

IkhwanWeb, European council votes in favor of niqab, 25 June 2010. "The resolution came as part of a statement on Islam, Islamism and Islamophobia, which also urged European governments to promote the educating of Muslim women, their families and communities alerting them of their human rights and persuading them to take part in both public and professional life."