By wearing a burqa to Senate’s question time, Senator Hanson’s may have tried to offend Muslims. But we believe by doing so she has proved that dressing choice of a handful of Muslim women is neither a security threat nor confronting. The speaker clarified that Senator Hanson identified herself before she was allowed into the parliament and senate continued its question time as usual. While only a handful of Muslim women in Australia choose to wear a burqa in Australia, it is part of Islamic tradition. Muslim women who wear a niqab or burqa are allowed to show their faces for security purpose.
We want to thank Senator Hanson for proving that Burqa is not a security risk and it does not disrupt everyday life of any Australian. We also urge her to focus her energy towards creating more job opportunities for young Australians, lowering electricity prices and towards building a brighter future for our nation.
On behalf of Islamic Council of Queensland and Council of Imams Queensland we would also like to thank Senator Brandis and all those senators who support the rights of Muslim women to wear the clothing of their choice. “The response by senator Brandis and the support from other senators reinforced my belief that we live in a tolerant, accepting and a good society” said Ali Kadri, Vice President and Spokesperson of Islamic Council of Queensland.
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Ali Kadri – 0430 029 718