Live Poll Should We Ban Burqa In Australia…Read and Vote

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Live Poll Should We Ban Burqa In Australia…Read and Vote

The conservative north Queensland MP will light the fuse on a politically explosive debate this weekend when he demands the National Party support a ban on full-facial coverings in all government buildings and public spaces. The Islamic burqa, he insists, is “not conducive to the Australian way of life’’.

“A constituent sent me a photo of a woman trying to apply for a licence with a burqa on her head, which is patently stupid,’’ Christensen told Extra yesterday.
Facial coverings emanate from a culture that unfortunately has a history of oppression against women – they have a policy of not letting women go to school or drive, let alone vote – and that’s not something we can tolerate in Australian society today.’’

The ban-the-burqa campaign is gaining traction in conservative circles, with former prime minister Tony Abbott describing the religious garment as “confronting’’, “imprisoning’’ and “frankly an affront to our way of life’’.

Should We Ban Burqa In Australia?
  • Yes Good Idea 20%, 186 votes
    186 votes 20%
    186 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Both the burqa and the niqab are hideous and frightening (to say the least), and have NO PLACE in Australian culture. They represent a culture where oppression of women is the norm, and do not fit with our values. To ban them would be a step in a positive direction for the women who wear them.** 17%, 155 votes
    155 votes 17%
    155 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Banned in all public spaces which means no Mosques should be built in our cities as its a public space ,this is a very real problem as we are loosing our culture to a minority who we let in this country go home or assimilate* 15%, 136 votes
    136 votes 15%
    136 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Yes they should be banned completely, this is NOT a requirement of their so called religion.* 14%, 133 votes
    133 votes 14%
    133 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Yes - ban it - it is a security risk and NOT essential to their cult's beliefs.* 8%, 72 votes
    72 votes 8%
    72 votes - 8% of all votes
  • It's Offensive.. Insulting and UN Australian.. And A Threat To Security..It Should Definately Be Banned* 6%, 58 votes
    58 votes 6%
    58 votes - 6% of all votes
  • YES* 6%, 52 votes
    52 votes 6%
    52 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Lets Have Australia Wide Poll 4%, 39 votes
    39 votes 4%
    39 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Absolutely hideous, unnecesary and frightening and NO PLACE for it in AUSTRALIA.* 4%, 38 votes
    38 votes 4%
    38 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Yes and no mosques to be built either* 2%, 20 votes
    20 votes 2%
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  • Yes,yes,yes.Bann it altogether.It has no place in Australia whatsoever.* 2%, 16 votes
    16 votes 2%
    16 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Yes because it is a security threat and to show we are not islamaphobic let's ban all face coverings.* 1%, 9 votes
    9 votes 1%
    9 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Definitely* 1%, 9 votes
    9 votes 1%
    9 votes - 1% of all votes
  • YES, is a must if we going to have facial recognition, don't you think?* 1%, 7 votes
    7 votes 1%
    7 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Yes it should be banned.* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • No 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • If they do not comply send them to jail until they are deported* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 936
November 22, 2017 - November 24, 2017
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Pauline Hanson caused an uproar last when she took her seat in the senate disguised in a black burqa, which she denounced as “a sign of radical Islam which threatens the true Australian way of life

Attorney-General George Brandis ruled out a burqa ban, declaring it was vital for intelligence and law enforcement agencies to work cooperatively with Muslim communities to prevent terrorism.

“To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments, is an appalling thing to do,’’ he thundered, to applause from Labor and the Greens.

The Koran decrees that men and women should “cover and be modest’’ – yet interpretations of the Islamic scripture differ widely.

The conservative practice of “wearing the veil’’ appears to have originated in Persia 1000 years ago.

Saudia Arabian women still wear the burqa, which covers the entire body and face with only a mesh window for the eyes.

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa during Senate Question Time. Pic: AAP.
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson wears a burqa during Senate Question Time. Pic: AAP.
A variant is the niqab, a black or drab garment which covers the body and face to expose only the eyes.

But the most common religious dress for Muslim women in Australia – particularly those with a southeast Asian background – is the hijab, a scarf that covers only the hair and chest.

Christensen objects to the burqa and niqab on the grounds of security and gender equality. He cannot comprehend why Muslim Australians would choose to wear a garment that Afghan women burned with glee when they were liberated from the Taliban regime.

“What woman in the 21st century would really want to don a black sack that covers them from head to toe?’’ he told Extra.

“Are they really choosing to do so or is it cultural indoctrination that makes them have no choice?

And Senator Hanson’s dramatic reveal. Pic: AAP Image/Lukas Coch.
And Senator Hanson’s dramatic reveal. Pic: AAP Image/Lukas Coch.
“Are they maybe afraid of what would happen to them within their own family unit or within a group of friends?’’

Dr Raihan Ismail, a lecturer at the Centre for Arab and Islam Studies at the Australian National University, argues that banning burqas might result in some women being confined to the family home.

“Let’s say that some women are actually forced to wear a niqab by an oppressive husband or father or brother who controls them,’’ she told Extra.

“If you banned the niqab they would be further isolated and the oppression would continue in another form. You need to reach out to the women who are oppressed.’’

Ismail says some women cover their faces for “cultural reasons’’. “If they have worn it since they were young they might feel uncomfortable without it,’’ she says.

“Some women view it as a religious obligation – it’s about devotion to God.

“One woman told me she was sexually abused as a child, and the niqab was her way of dealing with her traumatic past and protecting herself.’’

Australian Muslim Women’s Association president Silma Ihram says some women cover themselves as a form of protest against ogling men, and the overt display of women’s bodies.

“It’s a statement of, ‘This is hands-off territory’,’’ Ihram told Extra.

“At home they dress up, but in public it’s a reaction to the whole Westernisation of women’s bodies and men’s behaviour.

“It’s more important to them that women are respected and not physically touched by people other than their immediate families.’’

Ihram, who was born in Australia and attended Christian schools, converted to Islam at the age of 22 after a trip to Indonesia. She chooses to wear the hijab scarf instead of a burqa or niqab.

“If people can’t see your eyes, how can you smile at them and get across that good impression?’’ she says.

“You can’t reach out to people without facial expressions.

“But Muslim women have the right to choose what they wear and what they don’t. They’re not forced to wear (the burqa) and if they do choose to wear it they shouldn’t be forced to take it off.’

11 COMMENTS

  1. Of course we must ban the burqa
    1- it does not depict The Australian way of life
    2- it represents the controlling of women in a free society
    3- it’s too hot
    4- it looks very forbidding and could be a terrorist underneath
    This garb should not be allowed in a western society, I know we have freedom to wear what we want but this is just too much weapons could be hidden lots of things could be hidden and then it changes our laws.
    So YES ban the burqa

  2. im sorry but they need to follow our laws and we never know whose under there they could have an arsenal of weapons on their bodies or exsplosives they need to be banned

  3. We have had various cults posing as a religion ,many have been exposed as frauds on programs such as ‘Today Tonight’.and’ Current Affair’ Islamist’s are always saying we have ‘misconceptions ‘ about them ,yet they will not have an on air debate ,discussion to dispel those ‘misconceptions ,the beliefs and teachings of Islam are not in any way compatible with the Australian culture,yet Labor,Liberal and the Greens are encouraging thousands more to migrate here every year all for their own agenda the ethnic vote,money that should be building roads,schools and hospitals is being spent on keeping us safe from the enemy within, security for parliament house,shopping plaza’s,money to stop their young being radicalized,bringing them here ,housing ,Centrelink,special prayer rooms their demands are endless, our PM. Malcolm Turnbull reckons we have gained so much from them, ‘such as ‘? only trouble and waste of money is all I see, ban not only the burqa ,ban islam.

  4. Human rights violation by Islam is prevalent in all their countries, and yet they ask for their Democratic rights in the free world but not one Muslim country has any humanity .

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