Applaud Egypt for Lifting Ban on Veiled Female News Presenters on Television

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Target: President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi

Goal: Show support for the policy change which allows women to appear on television wearing a headscarf or veil

For decades, women in Egypt were not allowed to appear as news reporters on television if they were wearing a veil or headscarf, traditional garments for Muslim women. This ban meant many women in Egypt had to choose between their religion and their desired career. However, recently Fatma Nabil appeared on television, wearing a headscarf, to present the news. This signifies the end of the ban, and lifting this ban means that these women are allowed more freedom of religion.

President Mohammed Morsi has faced criticism for lifting the ban. Critics fear that this move is part of the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood, and suggests that Islamic interests will be given preference by the president. However, lifting this ban is beneficial for people of all religions. It gives precedence for religious wardrobe to be allowed on television, or in any job in Egypt. Also, as the ban targeted garments worn by women, lifting it gives women more freedom to choose their clothing, religion, and careers.

According to Egypt TV official Mohammed Fati, Fatma Nabil’s appearance will encourage women who wished to wear the veil to do so. Wearing a veil or headscarf is a personal choice for a Muslim woman, and many women have had this choice taken from them by the ban. President Morsi’s decision has given many women new freedoms, and it is a decision that should be applauded.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Morsi,

The recent lifting of the ban on veils for female television presenters is beneficial to many women in Egypt. Lifting this ban gives them more freedom of religion as well as more freedom to choose a career. Although there is some criticism for your decision, you have given these women freedom they have not had for half a century.

I thank you for lifting the ban. Freedom of religion should be a right given to everyone, and should include the freedom to express religion through clothing. You have done the right thing by giving women this freedom.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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