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It's un-Australian ... rally condemns push to ban burqa
by Jacqueline Maley
Islamic values are superior to "flawed" Western secular values and non-Muslims are in no position to lecture Muslims about the oppression of women, a speaker said yesterday at a Sydney rally against proposals to ban the burqa.
"Despite the intense negative propaganda against Islam and in particular the lies about its treatment of women, the number of Western women embracing Islam continues to rise at a rapid rate," said Fautmeh Ardati, a member of the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir. "By turning their backs on this flawed way of life, it is testament of the superiority of Islamic values over Western values."
Women did not wear Islamic dress out of freedom of choice, Ms Ardati told the Lakemba rally.
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