There is an interesting story out of Chad where the country has outlawed the wearing of Islamic veils over the face of women. The country took the step after a suicide bombing by the Muslim group Boko Haram used a burka-wearing man. France has been criticized for outlawing full veils or burkas so the move by a country with a majority of Muslims is surprising.
Police announced that they will arrest anyone wearing an Islamic veil that fully covers the face.
The bombing on Saturday killed 15 people and wounded 80 in the capital of N’Djamena, when a man disguised as a woman blew himself up. The man targeted the main market entrance for his massacre. Many of us around the world continue to be mystified that such men believe that they will be rewarded for such acts, including the use of a religious outfit to disguise their crime or, as in other recent cases, the targeting of people praying at mosques and churches.
Boko Haram has now reportedly killed more than 15,000 people and left another 1.5 million homeless.