Until now, state media has taken a secular approach to its treatment of women, keeping women’s headscarves and full-face veils off the air. Former president Mubarak banned the niqab (full veil) from television screens. But now, Islamists are merrily re-introducing the symbol of subjugation of women into society.
“Finally, the revolution has reached Egyptian media,” Islamist Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsud Nabil told the Muslim Brotherhood’s daily newspaper, Freedom and Justice. Maqsud Nabil said that the appearance of a veiled woman on national television should serve as an example to other women appearing in TV broadcasts.
In related news, fully-veiled women get their own TV channel in Egypt, giving “devout women who wear the veil an opportunity to find themselves a job”.
Funny… what these men call “opportunity for women”, I would call oppression, subjugation, and apartheid.