According to reports, the country is banning producing or selling burqas as it can threat the national security. The claims appeared on Tuesday, but officials haven’t responded yet.
The reason why they ban the item is because many have used it when making crimes.
The veil in Morocco is different from the Islam one, as it doesn’t cover the whole face. They wear the hijab, while niqab is the ones that leaves only the area around the eyes discovered. The niqab is worn mostly by the women in the north, a area from which most jihadists went to attack Iraq and Syria.
The burqa covers the entire face, not even the eyes can be seen.
According to a news site, an official from the government said: “We have taken the step of completely banning the import, manufacture and marketing of this garment in all the cities and towns of the kingdom.”
In the Southern Morocco, officials already said on Monday to quit producing or selling burqas in less than 48 hours. In Ouislane, in north, officials done the same thing.
In Europe, France and Belgium have already banned women to wear veils in public.
People are afraid that not only burqa will be banned, but the niqab as well. “Is Morocco moving towards banning the niqab that Muslim women have worn for five centuries? If true it would be a disaster,” said a Salafist sheikh.
Other officials called the decision “unacceptable” , while some, like lawmaker Nouzha Skalli, said that it is “an important step in the fight against religious extremism.”
It is not known for sure if the decision is considered or not, the response of the officials is expected.