As Jacques Chirac speaks out against the veil, the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan speaks out against France: “Jordan’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood Movement Saturday condemned France’s trend towards banning Muslim women from wearing the veil, or headdress.” This from UPI.
“Spokesman for the movement, Yahya Shaqra, accused France of applying ‘double standards’ by its plans to issue legislation banning the veil in schools, universities and official places, saying it was part of the ‘Western campaign targeting Islam.’
“Shaqra told United Press International that while France ‘claims to be a pioneer in protecting personal freedoms, it also bans the veil, although it directly violates individual freedoms.’
“The Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, last week sent a letter to French President Jacques Chirac through the French Embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to protest the move.
“Islam requires Muslim women to cover their hair, bodies, arms and legs in public.”
Speaking of double standards, I’m waiting for the Muslim Brotherhood to send a letter to the Nigerian federal government hospital in Azare, Nigeria, protesting their firing of Christian nurses for refusing to don the veil.