October 06, 2009

Egypt cleric 'to ban full veils'

Monday, 5 October 2009

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab



The niqab has become increasingly popular among Egypt's Muslim radicals

Sheikh Mohamed Tantawi, dean of al-Azhar university, called full-face veiling a custom that has nothing to do with the Islamic faith.

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