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Philippines Muslim teachers told to remove veils
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the move was part of reforms to make schools more sensitive to religion
Appreciation for the comment of Jill. To all commentators, relax, your comments cant change a single thing and do not over react when the Philippines council for Islamic affairs agreed upon, so they know the ground realities better. Second, The newspaper only opens the comments section for certain news and not for all, so basically they are testing how you react. Cool guys, this is not facebook or twitter to show your aggression, be moderated. thanks.
Kashif Ajmal Malik, Abu Dhabi, Pakistan
I've never seen a teacher wearing her face veil in side the CLASS ROOM.
Ibrahim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Removing viels or headscarf? If wearing viels equate to covering the whole face only showing the eyes, then it doesn't make sense as the students won't even know who their teacher is!!!!! Islam did not educate to cover thei face but only hair, hand and legs showing skin. Some people just misinterpret the religion in their own way and sending wrong message to public.
ZAYNAT, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
I am totally in support with the authorities of Phillipines in this matter. I could never communicate with someone where her face is being covered. Just doesnt seem logical and sensible
zaid, sharjah, India
Not that objectionable move as is done in some Western countries. Student/ teacher relationship will be the msot important factor and hope no resentment will be shown by affected Muslim teahcers.
Zubair Khan, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
One comment to the editor. It is irrelevant to talk and say "Armed separatist Muslim insurgencies have been a persistent problem for the Philippines since the 1970s, and the government has tried to accommodate the Muslim minority by respecting many of their practices." You are talking about the veil issue not on the whole Muslim issue of Philippines.
Ali, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
I believe, the author of this article should have made his/her research with accuracy and with clarity thus giving opinions as such. The writer should have asked questions regarding this, whether it is the face-mask (niqab) or the the head-dress. As far as I am concerned, Muslim women in the Philippines are allowed to wear the head-dress at work, no one is stopping them nor instructing them as every individual respects what the others are known to and the beliefs. So, most probably, instead of reacting of what the story is, better react on how the writer should have been more specific in details to make the news more credible....
June, Dubai, Philippines
Please note that this is only the face veil. Kindly read the memo
Harum, Manila, Philippines
Although i m a muslim but i do support the move as the reason behind this is logical, we should not over react to whatever comes in front of us. Moreover, if the phillippines religious affairs department have no issue with this than no need to critisize the move.
Khurram, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hey I read someone commented about nuns and sisters ....I have never seen any nuns cover their face with a viel!!!!!!! they only cover the head with a scarf....and here the question is about the face veil....how can a teacher interact with her pupils when they cant even see her face?
robin, dubai, United Arab Emirates
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