Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Italy's equality minister calls for burqa ban

Mara Carfagna, Italy's Equality Minister, who is most famous for posing nude has called for the ban of the burqa in Italy. Carfagna states that the burqa is a symbol of submission of women and is an obstacle to intregation. Telegraph

But now Miss Carfagna has said the burqa, the loose outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions, and the niqab, or face veil, should be banned in Italy because they are "symbols of the submission of women".

The former Miss Italy contestant said the veils were also an impediment to Muslim women integrating into Italian society.

"I am absolutely in favour of a law which bans the burqa and the niqab, which I consider symbols of the submission of women and an obstacle to social integration," she said.

"We need to make sure that women who come to Italy know that here, women have equal rights and equal dignity with men. There is no room for traditions, mentalities and religions where women are treated as inferiors," she added.
Go below the fold to see a NSFW pic of Carfagna.

1 comment:

novaculus said...

Oriana would be proud.