Morocco bans production, sale and import of burqa: Report

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The Moroccan Ministry of Interior has notified burqa producers and retailers of the immediate prohibition on the sale and to get rid of the current stocks within 48 hours, according to Moroccan World News.

Farah Cherif D'Ouezzan, founder of the Center for Cross Cultural Learning in Rabat and an expert in comparative religion with a focus on women and Islam, told the New York Times, "If it is true that there is a ban, to me, the ban is justified for security reasons," she said.

In most European countries, face veil issue has also become an easy way for politicians to score points with a section of the electorate which has been increasingly wary of the incursion of migrants and refugees from the Muslim world and where the Islamophobic sentiment has been on the rise.

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