Rabat- Morocco’s Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid expressed his disagreement with France's decision to ban Muslim women from wearing the full-face veil, news website le360 reported.
Rabat- Morocco’s Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid expressed his disagreement with France’s decision to ban Muslim women from wearing the full-face veil, news website le360 reported.
Speaking during an event organized by the Popular Movement Party, a member of the governmental coalition, the Justice Minister referred to a law passed by the French parliament in 2010 prohibiting the concealment of the face in public spaces.
In addition to Muslim veils, the banning decision also covers the wearing of face-covering headgear, including masks, helmets, balaclava, and other veils covering the face in public spaces.
“What wrongdoing has been committed by any girl in France to prohibit them from wearing the veil in public space,” Ramid said. “This is unfair,” he added.
Ramid said there are some people who are trying to provoke Muslims into doing something wrong by lampooning Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
The Minister was referring to the attacks on the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this year whose cartoonists and writers were targeted by gunmen for depicting the Prophet.
During the event on the proposed amendments to the Moroccan Penal Code, Ramid defended penalties against people planning harm or talking ill about religion, homeland and the monarchy.