Throughout 2014, Australia faced yet another set of paternalistic and xenophobic discussion about Muslim women’s…

Throughout 2014, Australia faced yet another set of paternalistic and xenophobic discussion about Muslim women’s dress. In recent months politicians argued that the burqa (which is actually seldom worn by Australian Muslim women) should be banned. As Renae Barker, law lecturer argues:

“While some supporters of Islamic State may wear the burqa, it does not necessarily follow that the two issues are linked. The attempts by [politicians] Nile, Bernardi and Lambie to draw a link are little more than a dog whistle to the frightened and intolerant.”

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