MWA Media Release 1st October 2014

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:06 Feda
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Muslim women shocked at attacks on religious dress

 

The Muslim Women Association notes recent comments by several members of the Australian parliament that once again place the spotlight on Muslim women’s dress.

 

The Muslim Women Association finds these comments exceptionally offensive as they imply that Muslim women’s dress is associated with criminal elements in society. Worse still is that such statements imply that Muslim women’s dress is “not Australian enough” to be accepted in public.

 

“Such statements are at best ignorant and at worst a deliberate attempt to target the Australian Muslim community. It is extremely disturbing that the Prime Minister has not shown real leadership on this issue.” said Ms Abdo.

 

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