September 16, 2010 AFP: “Egypt Al-Azhar scholar supports French niqab ban”
Yesterday, Abdel Muti al-Bayyumi, a leading scholar at Egypt’s Al-Azhar University expressed his support for France’s new ban on the niqab. He said the niqab “has no basis in Islamic law and there is nothing in the Koran or Sunna that supports it” and that those who wear it do “not give a good impression of Islam.”
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