Australian Muslim leader calls for a ban on the burqa – saying it will help national security and prevent terrorist attacks

Banning women from wearing the burqa will help prevent terror attacks in Australia and increase national security, a Muslim leader has claimed.

Jamal Daoud, a Sunni Muslim and human rights activist, came out in support for a ban on the burqa this week, claiming only an extreme Islamic minority wear the veil.

Mr Daoud told 7News women are not required to wear a burqa or niqab under Islam and there is ‘no mentioning of covering the face in any Quranic verses.’