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Female students wearing a full face veil will be barred from Syrian university campuses, the country's minister of higher education has said.
Ghiyath Barakat was reported to have said that the practice ran counter to the academic values and traditions of Syrian universities.
His ruling, published on the All4Syria website, was said to be in response to requests from students and parents.
"We have never gone to the extreme left or the extreme right,"
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by illusive man
Actually the burqua is a Persian-Arabic culture thing exported from cultural sources to be used in the religion. So technically it is not religion.
Originally posted by ZuluChaka
You know you are going to get these burka bans passed that you all want so bad, and then all these arab women are going to get peeved and start spontaneously exploding in your grocery stores, libraries, shopping malls, etc... Hope you will be happy then.