“For Muslims to claim that the niqab/burka is Islamic is both deceitful and dangerous,” said Dr Taj Hargey, adding that the quran does NOT instruct women to cover their faces.”
UK Daily Star Hargey, spoke after a judge ruled that a Muslim crime suspect could sit through much of her trial wearing the covering. He also blasted those who pressured Birmingham Metropolitan College to drop a ban on all face-coverings including veils for security reasons.
Dr Hargey, from the Muslim Educational Centre in Oxford, said: “Nowhere in the Koran is there any religious compulsion for women to conceal their faces. And he stressed that women were barred from covering their faces inside a mosque or at the Islamic holy city of Mecca.