Sat., March 13, 2021
Swiss narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public — March 8
We have recently passed International Women’s Day, in celebration of the great many women all around us who help improve our world to great heights. One would imagine that with this awareness of the critical role that women play in society and all their accomplishments, that society would continue to progress further and not trample on the basic human rights of women.
It is shocking that these rights are being suppressed in the beautiful and developed country of Switzerland, in the guise of a niqab ban. As the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, says, “Will a woman wearing or not wearing a veil affect the economy of the country of the world? … Will it affect the moral values of a country or will it lead to a recognition of the Creator? If it does then I will be the first to accept it because Islam teaches that you should be willing to sacrifice something small for the greater good. But no! All these actions are strengthening the foundations of hatred.”