Should schools allow teachers to wear full-face veils?
The debate over the wearing of the traditional Muslim burka entered Westminster yesterday when David Cameron said he didn't think a women wearing a full veil could be an effective teacher.
His comments came after a Muslim teacher was barred from a school's open day in Blackburn yesterday for refusing to remove her veil and have reignited the debate about just how free a woman is to wear what she chooses.
Lucy Seigle went to meet two Muslim women with differing views on the issue. Fatima, a British Muslim, explained that it's her personal choice to wear a burka, she does not believe she is oppressed.
But Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a Muslim and a journalist, told Lucy that some women are forced to wear the burka. She believes that the Koran does not state that women should cover their whole faces.
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