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Should the Burka & the Niqab & Chador be banned in Australia / America / England

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Started: 2/10/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Banning the Burka & Niqab & Chador in Australia & Allied Countries is important to keep society safe from radical extremists, and a minority of people that want to change the Australian way of life. Although Australia, is multicultural, Islam is a religion they say that is of good, if it is so good why do they dictate to other people that are not of their culture or belief that women should cover up.On 14 September 2010, the French Senate overwhelmingly approved a ban on burqas in public, with the law becoming effective beginning on 11 April 2011. When the measure was sent in May to the parliament they said "Given the damage it produces on those rules which allow the life in community, ensure the dignity of the person and equality between sexes, this practice, even if it is voluntary, cannot be tolerated in any public place.

The ban is officially called, 'the bill to forbid concealing one's face in public.' "It refers neither to Islam nor to veils. Officials insist the law against face-covering is not discriminatory because it would apply to everyone, not just Muslims. They cite a host of exceptions, including motorcycle helmets, or masks for health reasons, fencing, skiing or carnivals.


I accept, I will be brining my arguments on how it is a freedom of expression/religion and a minuscule amount of terrorists are muslims. Not to mention that the main acts of terrorism are generally by men, so there is no reason to ban the Burka,Niqab,Chador for women.
Debate Round No. 1


I respect you have your view, like I have mine, yes freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, as for terrorists it is proven around the world, that some terrorists do happen to be muslims, women and children are taught to fight in there countries, the koran teaches hate. If you are saying men are the main terrorists then sure they would be, because they rape woman, and train then up to fight. How can you be so sure that a man can't dress in a Burka, Niqab, Chador to do acts of terrorism. Yes the cloth muslim women wear, gives an identity, however when it comes to identification of a person, there should be no barrier of race, or religion. All people should be responsible. This cloth muslims wear is segregating them from the wider community, who will see them as muslims, and anyone that does not agree with the Koran teachings will never accept this. You can't breed and teach your ways of life to others to train people to believe in your muhammad . In western countries we have freedom, we don't believe in covering up for piety sake it is bull. How you dress does not make who you are. If you love this cloth so much go back to your original countries, and fight there, stone each other, and read your Koran rubbish. I have seen your book it is absolute brain washing and evil.


C& R.1 Freedom of religion
The women should be able to express their opinions and their religion in a way that is harmless and this is exactly the case. Stripping their right over a miniscule cause that does not affect them is not-and never will be a justified reason to suppress their ideas and theological views. Furthermore, the clothes are not segregating them, it is at their own will to wear these. It is their own theological view, and they can wear it as long as it does not affect anyone else.

C& R.2 A miniscule amount of terrorists are Muslims. Most of the acts of terror by muslim are by men
9/11, the train bombings, and most of the threats are by men, so how can you suppress women? In fact, Want to guess what percent of the terrorist attacks there were committed by Muslims over the past five years? Wrong. That is, unless you said less than 2 percent.For example, in 2013, there were 152 terror attacks in Europe. Only two of them were “religiously motivated,” while 84 were predicated upon ethno-nationalist or separatist beliefs. (1)

By my opponents definition, we should ban everything that caused a threat, and strip other people’s right that had nothing to do with such threat. We should ban cars, knives, houses, chairs, toilets, sneezing, etc etc etc

Which of course that logic is wrong.

Debate Round No. 2


Freedom of religion, as long as it doesn't impose on others. Islam is not a religion it is a cult. Muslim men want there women to wear it, if not sure Muslim women should take the garbage off, or are they pleasing there men and wearing it because of culture, cult , and the exploitation of women. The biggest threat to the world is Muslims, they are no good, no good made up religion which is a cult. Would it please Muslims to change all women to change into that cloth, then turn the west into the culture of Islam, nope I will take the western ways anytime, not the sicko garbage of
Niqab, Chador, and as for the Burka well you see the face but everyone will identify the Muslim, if that is what you want to present then sure go ahead, see how life will be in the west, and keep with your minority of Muslim cult creatures, keep segregated from our way of life, and see how you go. It is a fact the terrorism is coming from Muslims 2015 will continue to be watching you all that represent the Muslim community. I see you all as a threat, your sisters/brothers/fathers/mothers/children, you are all targets for war. Which does exist today. You are wrong to say I ban everything who are you referring too, me myself, look at the heading simple! simulate to our way of life and stop preaching to the public that we should change for your Muslim way of life, yes the government will continue to ban, and the sooner the better, keep an eye on all Muslims for terror attacks, look at the news on all the young Muslims leaving Australia and going to fight for Isis crap, your cult is not peace it is war.


"Freedom of religion, as long as it doesn't impose on others. Islam is not a religion it is a cult."

Definition of religion: a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

Definition of cult: small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous

ISIS or Al Qaeda can be identified as a cult. However, Islam is a much greater religion and only a minuscule amount of Muslims actually committed terroristic acts. Therefore Islam is a religion.

Men do not force women to wear the Islam Burka & the Niqab & Chador in the Western world, it is their own choice. Since it is at their own choice, it is crucial to recognize the freedom of expression regardless what the reason may be. Keep in mind that in this case the reason is harmless.

"Biggest threat to the world is Muslims"

Pro failed to read my argument. Muslims are hardly accountable for the terroristic threats.

Wearing a Burka & the Niqab & Chador does not mean there is a terrorist. Pro's argument is mostly made up of delusion

Also, Pro has terrible conduct for Muslims. I am not spreading Muslim propaganda for I am not Muslim, and I am simply debating a subject which is in regards to equality. It is their wish to wear the Burka & the Niqab & Chador and they shall bee able to wear it as long as it does not threaten others.
Debate Round No. 3


whatzupnow forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4


whatzupnow forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by RavenDebater 1 year ago
Best of luck to Con. This is bigotry at its finest
Posted by Raistlin 1 year ago
I think you are a little confused, con. You are con to the assertion that the burqa should be banned yet you are saying it should be banned.
Posted by mehdicome 1 year ago
well in my opinion, i think that burqa is a choice. no one can prohibit people from expressing themselves in anyway. for safety and security, they can make police women so they can check any person that covers her face.
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