Good evening ladies and gentlemen, adjudicator, chairperson and members of the opposing team. My name is _____ and I am the second speaker for the negative team. Tonight the topic is that the Burqa should be banned, and my team and I strongly disagree with this, so therefore I will be giving you 3 social based points to support my team’s case. However first would like to start with some rebuttal.
My 3 social based points against tonight’s topic are terrorism, justification of wearing the burqa and the topic of human rights.
Article 18 on the universal declaration of human rights states that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in the community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. By banning the burqa, aren’t we effectively taking away their rights as a human? People have rights to be treated equally all around the world. No matter who you are in Australia, you should be treated like everyone else, no matter what you wear or what your religion is. Besides, racism has been targeting Muslims for years just because of the fact that they are known to be somewhat involved in terrorist attacks. This leads me to my second point, terrorism.
Why are we only suspicious of people who wear burqas? It is because of the possibility of hiding bombs under the cloth and being able to hide their identity. But seriously, there are people who wear dresses and masks and they are just as likely to start a terrorist attack as a woman wearing a burqa. For Muslim women, burqas are a way of life and by telling them that because of people wanting to stamp out possible terrorism they are no longer able to live the way they live, it is destroying a way of life that for some, is all that they have ever known. And now for my third point.
Finally, as said by Saudi journalist...