Hague: 'Headscarf prevents rape'

Hague: 'Headscarf prevents rape'

Imam Sheik Fawaz Jneid of the As-Soennah mosque in the Hague says that wearing a headscarf prevents women from being raped. He thereby responded to the call by the leader of GreenLeft, Femke Halsema, to Muslims to "fling off their headscarves".

Fawaz Jneid wrote that Friday in an article on his website, al-yaqeen (NL).

"Apparently the Western media think it's necessary to shift the focus of from subjects such as radicalizing to the Muslim doctrine itself".

The imam then spoke on the issue of headscarves. "I ask a simple question: which women are more often the target of rapes and sexual intimidations in the world? Veiled women or non-veiled?"

Halsema is meanwhile under fire from both immigrant and Leftist circles. Muslim women accuse the fraction chair of portraying them as non-free women, even if they choose to wear a headscarf of their own free will. "Characterizing me as an non-free woman because I put a scarf on my head is dumb and isn't right to say," writes a Moroccan-Dutch woman on the internet.

In Dutch newspaper Trouw historian Tineke Bennema called on women who were born in the Netherlands to voluntarily put on a headscarf 'out of solidarity with all headscarf wearers in the Netherlands and to force respect for them. Under the motto: boss of my own head".

Source: Elsevier (Dutch)

See also: Norway: Hijab as a solution to rape

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