'' I wear the burqa for Allah. For our God ''
A law to ban will not stop me, though! The wife of the Prophet Muhammad was also completely covered, even her eyes. I would like to follow that example. '
Samira Hayat (23) runs to shopping in a street in the North-East of Paris. In the shop Windows are Korans, bidkalenders and tall women robes. Facades and signs are in Arabic.
Samira is dressed in a chador â kind of a long black dress that covered her entire body except her hands and face. ' I just bought a cloth here in the store to also cover my face. Would you like to see it? '
She grabs the black fabric from the plastic bag, wraps the cloth whole to her head and now also hides her hands under her dress. ' I have only just recently decided to start wearing, a kind of burqa so. '
Why do you want to do that?
' I wear the burqa for Allah. For our God. It is in islam no obligation to such a robe to wear, but it is recommended. You let them see that you extra good do your best. I have now a time studied islam, I have learned a lot and I am beginning more and more to understand. Now I find the time to make the recommendations also. I want a good muslimah. Formerly known as girl I ran just in the clothes you see everywhere. Now I still wear this dress where you can see my face and hands. Soon with my new cloth you see nothing more, that's even better. '
You do it voluntarily?
' Yes, it is out of free will. I'm like all other women in France, I decide for yourself. My parents came from Morocco to France, but I am born here, I'm here gone to school. I'm just a FranÃ§aise. Why people think right away that you're a Taliban if you're a burqa wearing? People get everything together, Arabs, Muslims, everything is lumped together. We are not Taliban, we are people just like you, people with feelings and a heart. It is such a shame how there all the time about us being spoken. I'm going to wear a burqa Yes, but I'm still the same woman. That dress makes me anyway else? '