Muslim Scholar Calls Defenders of the Burqa ‘Naive’

Two weeks ago, Pauline Hanson, leader of the right-wing One Nation party, walked into the Australian Senate wearing a black burqa to protest Islamic face veils in Australia. The move was instantly condemned by political leaders, media pundits, and celebrities. Now, a female Arab scholar is hitting back on critics, saying the face veil is a symbol of a totalitarian ideology and deserves to be discussed as such. “While I understand that this stunt is not meant to defend women’s rights, it’s very important that we don’t lose the bigger picture just because we don’t like the political ideas of

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