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Chad Bans Islamic Face Veil in Aftermath of Suicide Bombings

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In the aftermath of the suicide bombings that occurred in Chad on Monday, which killed 23 people, the country has banned people from wearing the full-face Islamic veil.

Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet, stated that the veil was used as a “camouflage” by militants. He also said security forces will burn all full-face veils sold in markets, BBC reports.

Deubet further stated that the ban applied everywhere, not only public places.

Although Boko Haram hasn’t taken responsibility for the attack, it is suspected that they are responsible, as the militants previously threatened to attack Chad, after its forces started helping Nigeria.

Photo Credit: AP/BBC

19 Comments

  1. ShineShineShine

    June 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

    How anyone can cover up like this in the African heat beats me silly. Full covering/veiling is being banned across the world but, will the Nigerian govt have the “liver” to put country first?

    • keeks

      June 18, 2015 at 11:58 am

      i have spoken to someone who covers fully. on the contrary it protects them from the heat.

    • Amiira

      June 18, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Why don’t you try it on to confirm. It makes them stink. Yeah, it does. it is really hot and humid in Nigeria and people sweat. Save for when people are in air-conditioning or during the early morning -late night harmattan. So, how can black that is not a good conductor of heat protect against heat? Except for the direct rays of sunlight and desert sand storm. Haba, think am now

    • caitlyjenner

      June 18, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      @keeks sorry but that person lied

  2. keeks

    June 18, 2015 at 11:59 am

    i get why it is bad. but how you do you draw the line on securing a nation and infringing on peoples religion?

  3. bruno FIERCE

    June 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    muslims let me ask u guys. what is the point of forcing women to cover their bodies from head to toe.
    is a woman’s body so disgusting and shameful that is should be covered from head to toe.

    why don’t men cover their bodies from head to toe also.

    pls educate us.

  4. gregory

    June 18, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Nice one,now they are really taking the first step,which is a right one.Now that “operation take the veil away”is in force these crimes of bombing will reduce.still,they should be able to think ahead,get into these bloodthirsting peoples mind,and try decode what their next plan will be.All the same,Good start!

  5. Phoenix

    June 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    The lady in the pictures own covering is too much.even the arabs that brought islam to africa dont cover like that.but this is an infringement on religious grounds.

  6. muslimah

    June 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    @ Bruno. On d contrary a woman’s body is so precious dat it shloud be covered. Luk at it like a jewel it’s u precious dat it’s locked in a case wer it is safe and luk’d at by only it’s owner. Wen it is displayed it’s likely to b stolen or mishandled

    • Lady

      June 18, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Exactly. many people are ignorant and don’t educate themselves on what it really means. They make assumptions based on the media and that’s just wrong. It’s an act of Modesty and Decency not walking around with your tits and butt out.

    • Mewe

      June 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Why do the men not cover up then? I’ve seen fully covered women and their men wearing shorts, with their top buttons undone. Are the men’s bodies not precious jewels too?

    • Californiabawlar

      June 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Lmao!! so precious? Stolen or mishandled by who? why can’t they teach your men to stop stealing and mishandling women’s bodies? is that why they brazenly go after little girls that are no different from boys? please what is on a 9 yr-old’s body that makes it any different?
      @ lady…so everyone without a covered face and hair is walking around with tits and butt? smh…
      Sisters please tell me the brand of soap they used to wash your cerebrum, omo, jik, or persil? I’m guessing it’s the baddest combo of all three….
      I don’t get riled up about things like this cos they have been and always will be…it just irks me sometimes when people can’t see what’s going on around them. As much as I’m a believer, and might choose to ignore some of the misogynistic parts of my religion, I am not so stupid as to actually justify them!

    • BuharisSideChick

      June 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

      @Californiabawlar Omo, , ur brain is always working 24/7. I salute ur parents for a good education.

    • SimSim

      June 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Your comment, in my opinion is all kinds of wrong.
      I would not wholeheartedly support this law because it infringes on religious freedom rights and especially at Ramadan when most moslem women who do not usually cover up tend to do so for the month. Also, all the burqas that will be burnt are a source of livelihood to those who sell them so this will just send some families into deeper poverty and so….the cycle begins.
      That said, I cannot believe you typed thee following with a straight face. ‘On the contrary, a woman’s body is so precious that it should be covered’, ‘it is so precious that it’s locked in a case’, ”looked at by only it’s owner’, ‘When it is displayed it’s likely to be stolen or mishandled’.
      Locked in a case!!! Ownership!!! (And this ownership is by a MAN, I guess) reeks of patriachy and surbordination. Let’s not even get started on display leading to stealing or mishandling. We need to stop justify rape or objectification of women. Just stop it already. Humans are not that base. Control, ehn. My brother, control is key.

  7. Funmi

    June 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    People in the arab world arm their body from the climate ( wind, sand storm et al ) when moving from one continent to the next due to trade et al…people see this and begin to wear it and they thought is because of the religion. that is so false.

  8. le coco

    June 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    i dont think the nigerian government would bother banning these full covering.. because compared to other muslims.. i havent seen many nigerian muslims with this FULL covering like the one in this picture.. sure they wear hijab.. but the full face covering is a bit much… @muslimah pls enlighten me if im the only one who hasent seen too many women with such covering in naija.(referring to the one in the pic)

  9. jojo

    June 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    That will help a lot with security

  10. Tony

    June 18, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Stop noiseee. Good things are meant to be seen. I am no advocate of nakedness. Are the men not also precious?? Why don’t they cover? Women veil with black and the men wear white in such hot conditions. And you all are yabbing about precious and decency when it is just not fair.

    Anyways those who want to sweat all through their lives can sweat. As for me and family. Air must enter our body.

  11. deedee

    June 19, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Well, am all for the new law since it is based on the security challenges, that said, the veil is a choice thing and is Islamic, so i don’t see why non-Muslims have a problem with it, since no one is forcing them to use one…………..

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