Colorado Imam Karim AbuZaid asked why it is acceptable for French President Macron to deny Muslim women in France the right to wear the hijab, while the Taliban is not allowed to force Afghan women to wear one. He made his remarks in a video streamed live on his YouTube channel on August 21, 2021. AbuZaid said that every Muslim should want to establish the shari'a by lawful means and that the Taliban are the conquering rulers of Afghanistan. The hijab is an element of the shari’a, he said. In October 2020, AbuZaid spoke about Macron's statement that Islam was "in danger" in a Friday sermon that was delivered at the Colorado Muslim Community Center in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, see MEMRI TV clip no 8368.
Imam Karim AbuZaid: "Why is there so much hypocrisy in the world now? Why not accept the Taliban as conquering rulers? You know, why don’t you raise any flags when France’s [President] Macron decided to force Muslim women out of hijab?
"The hijab is an element of Islam, of the shari'a. Now, you should love for the law of Allah to be established, through the legal lawful channels, without violating the laws of the land. Now, the Taliban happen to be the ruling authority in Afghanistan. Don’t they have the right to at least, show their women the Islamic dress code, like France – Macron is the ruling force in France – they are giving the right to tell the people what to wear and what not to wear."