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Sahar Al Faifi responds to UKIP burka ban pledge

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The assistant secretary general for the Muslim Council of Wales, Sahar Al-Faifi, has defended wearing a face veil, saying it is an "act of worship". UKIP has pledged to ban burkas or niqabs because they are a "potent symbol of female oppression" and a "security risk". Ms Al-Faifi, who has worn a niqab since she was 14, said it was a "false narrative" to suggest a face veil was a security threat. Speaking to the Victoria Derbyshire show, she said: "It suits the context that we live to demonise and scapegoat minorities and the easiest target for that is the...
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