Australia’s veil of debate
By Melissa Wilkinson and Dana McCauley
There has been widespread debate across Europe and Australia over an Islamic woman’s right to wear the burqa, a veil which traditionally covers the entire body leaving only a space for the eyes.
Some say the burqa is offensive and should be banned, while others claim that by doing so, society will end a woman’s freedom to choose what she wears.
The burqa debate reached new heights in Australia after an anti-burqa mural was painted in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
Is this freedom of speech, or an act of racial and religious discrimination?
Music by Joseph Tawadros.