Muslim scholar says the burka isn’t Islamic


A figure clad in black from head to toe, her face completely covered, strode into the senate chamber.

One member was heard to gasp, “What on earth”.

For 20 minutes, she sat until she got the call to ask a question.

And with theatrical flourish, she tore off the veil to reveal what everyone knew –One Nation leader Pauline Hanson wanted to ask if the government would ban the burqa.

Attorney-General George Brandis got a standing ovation from his Labor and Green opponents when he criticised Senator Hanson. But did he get it wrong?


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Wednesday 23 August 2017 5:30PM (view full episode)

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Guest: Dr Elham Manea, department of political science, university of Zurich, Switzerland

Former Swiss government commissioner and author of Women and Sharia Law.