Jordan queen: Muslim women not required to wear veils
Islam does not require women to wear veils, Jordan's Queen Rania has told an Italian newspaper, calling on Muslim moderates to "make their voices be heard."
"Islam neither requires one to be practising, nor to dress in one way or another," the queen told the Corriere della Sera during a visit to Rome on Friday. "So imposing the veil on a woman is contrary to the principles of Islam," said Queen Rania.
"Unfortunately, after all the suspicion weighing on Islam, many people have begun to consider the veil as a political problem, but this is not the case," she told Corriere. "Wearing the veil is a free personal choice."