Australia Airports look to ban Islamic headscarves

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Islamic headscarves could soon be banned in the country’s airports. The Sunday Telegraph reports the Federal Government is looking at the idea as a way of improving airport safety.Security officers have raised the proposal concerned about headscarves that cover up a person’s identity.

France banned the scarves in schools in 2004 angering Muslims.Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews is now reportedly consulting with airport security staff about the matter. But Dr Ameer Ali from the Federation of Islamic Councils says it’s just a racist stunt, “It is simply a desperate move by the government to find an issue to fight the election, nothing else.”

“If they say that the Muslim women are trying to hide something… I am asking the same question with the other people that dress up, the turban… the priest, the Christian nuns.”

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