Egyptian Journalist in Netherlands Calls to Ban the Burqa

October 8 2010

Following her presentation of Amsterdam’s annual globalization reading, entitled “Boss of your own burqa: feminism thanks to or in spite of Islam”, Radio Netherlands Worldwide carries a feature of Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy. Eltahawy called for a global ban on the niqab and burqa and spoke out against “the right wing”, comprised of both xenophobic European right wing parties and radical Islamists who threated terrorism and violence.