The human rights activist added that only an extreme minority wear the face covering
Jamal Daoud, a Sunni Muslim, supports banning the religious garment worn by women, claiming that it is not required under Islamic law and there is "no mentioning of covering the face in any Koranic verses".
The human rights activist added that only an extreme minority wear the face covering, as he came out in support of the ban.
Banning the veil would help prevent future terror attacks, he said, but many Muslims are afraid to back such a move – which has been implemented in some European countries – for fear of being associated with far-right individuals.
He said: “This will help with security, national security, and preventing terrorist attacks.
“We support such a move.”
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Mr Daoud also suggested that those convicted of terror offences had a family member or wore a burka or niqab, hinting at a link between the two.
And he pointed towards identification issues associated with a face-covering, referencing his own experiences.
He told Australian media he was attacked in a supermarket by an individual wearing a niqab, but police were unable to identify them and bring them to justice.
Jamal Daoud, a Sunni Muslim, supports banning the muslim garment worn by women
The political campaigner said: “Police said you can file a statement but because I couldn't identify my attacker they couldn't do anything.”
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His calls echo those made from politicians to instigate the ban, which has been introduced in France, Belgium, Bulgaria and The Netherlands.
Australian One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson announced last month she would support a ban if her party wins the Queensland state election.
This will help with security, national security, and preventing terrorist attacks
She said: “You know what I'm going to do, going to investigate?
“Ban the burqa in government buildings, banks and schools.”
And fellow political, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, proposed a ban on niqabs and other full face coverings last week.
He pointed towards identification issues associated with a face-covering
The bill still needs to be approved by the senate before it passes to the House of Representatives.
She told local media: “There is a clear national security need to bring in a nationwide ban on all identity concealing garments, unless the wearer has a reasonable and lawful excuse to wear those garments.
“And while some small groups of people may make an argument that their right to express their religious feelings or views by wearing identity concealing garments is being limited, the security and the safety of the community must always come first.
Fellow political, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, proposed a ban on niqabs
“Full face coverings such as helmets, masks, balaclavas and other facial coverings worn in public without good reason, often cause unnecessary fear with the Australian general public.”
If a ban is introduced in Australia, Mr Daoud said this must be accompanied by a deradicalisation programme, mirroring France.
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