The Independent has an article about the Egyptian parliament "drafting a law banning women from wearing the niqab veil."
"MP Amna Nosseir, professor of comparative jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University, who has backed the ban, said that wearing the veil is not a requirement of Islam and in fact has non-Islamic origins. She has argued that it is a Jewish tradition which appeared in the Arabian Peninsula prior to Islam..."
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INN writes about Yariv Oppenheimer, who has spoken out against the execution of terrorists, including the one in Petach Tikvah which the Times of Israel describes as Stabbing victim pulls knife out of own neck, kills terrorist.
Did Mr. Oppenheimer tweet and show his concern about the victims being executed by terrorists? Can a victim of an attack, severly in shock, be expected to make sure that the attacker doesn't die?
Notice any difference in the two condemnations below? Which one mentions the suspected perpetrators?
Which parites condemned the attacks?
Which one mentions the T word?
Statement by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace
Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, on attacks in Israel and Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 9 March 2016
I condemn the multiple attacks today in Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Petah Tiqva and Jerusalem in which at least one person was killed and some 14 others injured. There is and can never be any justification for terror. It is deplorable that some choose to glorify such acts
that undermine the future of both Palestinians and Israelis.
My thoughts are with the families and friends of all victims and I hope for a full and speedy recovery of the wounded.
Political, religious and community leaders on all sides must live up to their responsibility to stand firmly against violence and incitement. They must urgently take the necessary steps to rebuild hope and show that a political horizon for a negotiated two-state
solution is still possible.
Jerusalem, 31 July 2015
Following the outrage perpetrated against the Dawabsha family in the village of Duma, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, made the following statement:
“I am outraged by today’s vicious arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the Occupied West Bank village of Duma near Nablus, which killed Palestinian toddler, Ali, critically injured his mother and father and injured his four-year old sibling. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.
I join in the strong condemnations issued by Israeli and Palestinian Government and political leaders. I call for a full and prompt investigation to bring the perpetrators of this terrorist crime to justice.
This heinous murder was carried out for a political objective. We must not permit such acts to allow hate and violence to bring more personal tragedies and to bury any prospect of peace. This reinforces the need for an immediate resolution of the conflict and an end to the occupation.”