Banning hijab is secular extremism: PM Khan

 Banning hijab is secular extremism: PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says that banning hijab is secular extremism

Islamabad, 15June: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has called for an action against online hate which he thinks is the root cause of Islamophobia.

“Why is it such a big issue if someone wants to cover their head?” said Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with journalist Rosemary Burton of CBC News. “People objecting to others wearing religious symbols is quite bizarre.”

The PM Imran said this in response to a question about a law in Quebec that bars civil servants and teachers at schools from wearing religious symbols.

“I find this secular extremism,” PM Imran Khan said. “The whole idea behind secularism is liberalism. You want humans to be free to express the way they want to be.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan further said that he just wants to clarify that he speaks out against Islamophobia because he has lived in the UK and understands what Muslims living there go through.

PM Imran Khan spoke at length about how online hate spreads Islamophobia.

France became the first European country in 2011 to ban full face covering in public places. In April 2021, the Sri Lankan cabinet approved a proposed ban on burqas, citing security concerns.

The European court ruled that the ban “was not expressly based on the religious connotation of the clothing in question but solely on the fact that it concealed the face”. The Strasbourg judges’ decision is final – there is no appeal against it.

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