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Burqah, chador, haik…

May 6th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Supporters and enemies of the burqa are opposed on everything except one essential point – they all agree that it might be a canonical obligation. The former, as true believers, legalists or fully fledged fundamentalist activists, view it as an expression of faith that ennobles and frees the female believer from the male leer. For the latter, as staunch feminists and, sometimes, indubitable Islam haters, it flags Islamic obscurantism.

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Slimane Zeghidour

Senior Editor, TV5 Monde

May 6th, 2010, Academia, Arabic, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, Hebrew, Israel, Italian, Journalist/Commentator, Media, North Africa and Middle East, Palestine, Paris, Politics and Governance, Portuguese, Religion, Spanish

Zeghidour Slimane

Slimane Zeghidour is a Chief Editor at TV5, the world’s leading French-speaking television network. He is the director of the TV series ‘Euromed’, examining the cultural links between the North and South rim countries of the Mediterranean. He has also consulted for programming on Algeria and the Middle East for networks including TF1, RF3 and TV Canada.

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