However, the reported Moroccan burqa ban needs to be seen in the right context. Secondly, the reported burqa ban also needs to be seen in the context of the current situation in North Africa. Seen in this context, the burqa ban is only a logical extension of Morocco’s efforts to fight extremism. In that sense, the burqa ban is a strong message that the Moroccan state doesn’t accept what the Islamic full veil represents and the status it accords to women. That said, I agree that a ban on burqa itself will not defeat radicalism.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 10, 2017 12:36 UTC