Tag: niqab

  • Banning the Niqab is not secularism and the NSS should know better

    Banning the Niqab is not secularism and the NSS should know better

    Just as I said about the French ban on face coverings, an English school banning the niqab is equally divisive. It’s disappointing to see the National Secular Society supporting the policy. Religious Freedom Banning the niqab is restricting the┬áreligious freedom of the individual. Why does a school have the right to decide what children can…

  • When secularism is not secularism: when it’s French (or European)

    It’s disappointing that the European Court of Hunan Rights has upheld the French ban on full-face veils. Some call this a ‘victory for secularism’ but it is no such thing. Secularism is about equality for all. Freedom of religion, and freedom from religion. It is not about curtailing individual liberties for some misguided notion about…