Congo bans Muslim women from wearing veil

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From Sky News Australia and the New York Times

Congo-Brazzaville has banned Muslim women from wearing the full face-veil in public, citing security reasons, an Islamic association has told AFP.

“The Interior Minister (Raymond Zephirin Mboulou) notified us of the decision to prohibit Muslim women from wearing the full veil. The decision was taken in order to prevent any act of terrorism and insecurity,” said El Hadj Abdoulaye Djibril Bopaka, who heads the Islamic Supreme Council of Congo-Brazzaville.”Muslim women can now only wear the full veil at home and in places of worship, but not in public places,” 

Congo-Brazzaville is home to some 800,000 Muslims in a population of nearly six million. Only 10 per cent are local with the rest coming from Arab or neighbouring west African nations.Unlike its neighbour Cameroon, which has suffered fierce attacks by the Nigeria-based jihadist group Boko Haram, Congo-Brazzaville has not been hit by any such terror attacks. 

The government will also ban non-residents from sleeping in mosques in order to encourage refugees to register with police, he said. “Many Muslim brothers from Central Africa are being housed in mosques and not presenting themselves to authorities. We do not know what they are up to,” 

2 Responses

  1. Well done, Congo-Brazzaville!

    Now, enforce the ban. Rigorously.

    And while you’re at it, fortify your borders and patrol them and put in place – and do your utmost to enforce – a flat ban upon the entry of any more Muslims into your little country. Turf out into the dar al Islam any Muslim who puts so much as a toe out of line, and don’t let them back in.

    The fewer Muslims you have within the gates, the less Jihad you will have. You can’t do much about those next door, beyond fortifying and vigorously defending your borders; but you *can* do quite a lot to whittle down the size of the Mohammedan Fifth Column.

    Set an example, little Congo-Brazzavile; an example that many, many countries wealthier and larger would do well to emulate. A ban on the mohammedan female slave mask is but one of the many,many measures that can be put in place to contain and, over time, diminish the mohammedan Fifth Column.

  2. From the article – “Many Muslim brothers from Central Africa are being housed in mosques and not presenting themselves to authorities. We do not know what they are up to”.

    Indeed.

    One wonders how much of this is going on in Western lands, as well. One wonders what might be found, if mosques across Europe – from the UK to Denmark to Italy – were simultaneously surprise-raided and minutely searched, in the wee small hours.

    Forts. Safe-houses. Arsenals. Arms-and-explosives-factories. That’s what mosques are: they are Muslim advance operating bases, centres for indoctrination and recruitment, in the midst of what Muslims regard as enemy territory that is in the process of being conquered and subjugated…Islamoformed.

    “We do not know what they are up to”.

    But we can make a pretty good guess.

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