Veils not mandatory for Muslim women, says Islamic leader

The president of the Association of Muslim Intellectuals, Ahmad Vincenzo, said that Muslim women in Italy should not be forced to wear the veil. “Women should be free to choose if they want to wear the veil or not, considering that it is not a religious duty to do so, said Vincenzo. He also expressed that the choice should be left up to young women concerning the wearing of the garment in schools, but expressed that the exploitation of the veil could lead to the creation of an Islamist uniform for female Muslims.