Islamic spokesmen in the West always tell us that the veil is a matter of choice. Yet women have been threatened and killed for not wearing it in Islamic countries. Sharia is not actually an optional matter where Islamic supremacists are determined to enforce it. “Kerala engineer forced to wear veil; protect her, HC tells police,” by Shaju Philip for Indian Express, August 13 (thanks to Mukund):
“My four younger sisters and parents too have been facing insults. The moral police has been spreading rumours that I have converted to Christianity,” said Rayana, the eldest daughter of a businessman.
In the recent months, Kerala has witnessed agitations by Muslim organisations demanding that Muslim girls be allowed to wear headscarves at school.