Bans on the wearing of Burqas, Niqabs and Hijabs, religious freedom and the secular nature of the state

Howard, Erica ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0848-5033 (2022) Bans on the wearing of Burqas, Niqabs and Hijabs, religious freedom and the secular nature of the state. In: Religious Freedom in Secular States: A 21st Century Perspective. Bhuiyan, Md. Jahid Hossain and Black, Ann, eds. Studies in Religion, Secular Beliefs and Human Rights, 15 . Brill | Nijhoff, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 73-94. ISBN 9789004449954, e-ISBN 9789004449961. [Book Section] (doi:10.1163/9789004449961_005)

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Abstract

This chapter examines the argument that legislation against the wearing of religious clothing, including face-covering clothing, is necessary to perserve the secular nature of the state. The fears of Islam and Muslims that are often at the basis of this argument has two main aspects: the fear of proselytising and the fear of segregation from society and the rejection of minimum requirements of life in society. The chapter assesses this and includes an analysis of how the argument for the preservation of the secular nature of the state and these fears can be countered.

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Depositing User: Erica Howard
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2022 15:35
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 04:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35334

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