May we Nominate him for next Nobel Prize for Peace: French businessman ‘to pay all burqa fines’

France24.

By Tony Todd (text)

A French businessman has set up a fund to pay fines for women who wear Islamic veils or the burqa in public “in whatever country in the world that bans women from doing so”.

Rachid Nekkaz, 38, a real-estate businessman based in Paris, travelled to Belgium on Wednesday to pay 100 euros for two women fined in the first case in the country since the law was adopted there.

“I’m in favour of a law to convict a husband who forces a women to wear the niqab and who forces her to stay at home. But I’m also for a law that lets these women move freely in the streets, because freedom of movement, just like any freedom, is the most fundamental thing in a democracy, ” Nekkaz told reporters outside the courtroom in Belgium.

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He would be certainly more deserving of a Nobel Prize for Peace than our recent recipient President Barack Hosein Obama!

Categories: France, Human Rights, Religions

10 replies

  1. Mr. Rachid has got a balanced approach. He says , the men should not force there wives to veil. On the other hand, he says that if a woman opts to use ” hijab”, politicians are no more to interfere.

  2. Please, count me in, too, for Mr. Rachid’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. I love his reasons for doing so.

  3. Just one thought. Even though Mr. Raschid is totally in favor of the women to exercise their rights, he did say that he is not in favor of the veil in itself. “How can a woman truly integrate or find a job if her face is hidden?” he asked. It is this statement which I find a little controversial. Perhaps those women who choose to cover their faces may not wish to work. and what exactly does integrating involve? I have always been puzzled by this so-called “integration”. Does it mean that Muslims should interact with the non-Muslims? Absolutely. But if it means that they should adopt the Western way of life which is contrary to the Islamic teachings, then there is no integration.

  4. We may not agree with all his views but his initiative to practically support ” a woman ‘s right to choose wearing hijab” is commendable and worthy of consideration for nomination.

  5. We can nominate him only when he clarifies the points raised by M. Shahina Bashir.
    Rachid says woman shoul go to job, they should integrate. His action says that he’ll support the woman who hide their faces and opt not to go to the job.

  6. We will figure out how late the nominations can be submitted. If we have a better candidate then we will go for him or her otherwise we should nominate him. As brother Zafar Iqbal says:

    “We may not agree with all his views but his initiative to practically support ” a woman ‘s right to choose wearing hijab” is commendable and worthy of consideration for nomination.”

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