Published on October 23, 2013 | by Julia Stark

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LSE debate the hijab

 

London School of Economics (LSE) have held a debate on whether the veil – or hijab – should be banned from being worn in public.

LSE Professor of Sociology Chetan Bhatt hosted the debate and was joined by Maryam Namazie, founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Dr. Edie Friedman, executive director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality; and Dr. Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford.

Namazie and Hargey voted in favour of the ban on the veil, while Friedman was against the ban altogether.

The debate came after a recent incident involving two members of the LSE Atheist, Secularist and Humanist society.

The students were asked to remove T-shirts depicting Jesus and Mohammad at LSE’s Freshers’ fair.

 

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