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Young UK school students forced to cover their faces with veils

Girls as young as 11 are being forced to cover their faces with Islamic veils in three English schools – and all with the approval of the country’s official school inspectors.

Op-Ed: Has France banned the burqa? No, it has not

The world seems to be under the impression that France’s new anti-burqa law has actually banned the burqa, but it hasn't. A more detailed look at what happens next shows that it stands every chance of never being fully implemented.

Top Gear star at centre of complaints for talking about underwear

The BBC received some complaints after Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson told viewers that he saw a woman in a burka wearing racy underwear beneath her gown.

France decrees a total ban on the burka

The French parliament has approved a law which bans the burka from all public places, buildings, and in the street. Almost all the political parties voted for the new measure, with the main opposition Socialists abstaining.

French parliamentary committee recommends face veil ban

In a 200-page report, the French parliamentary committee has backed President Sarkozy's plan to ban the Muslim face veil from most of the nation's public life.

Massachusetts College Bans Face Coverings, Muslims outraged

A Massachusetts college has banned students, faculty, and staff from wearing any kind of face covering, outraging some Muslim groups. The ban is believed to be the first of its kind at a U.S. college.

French Minister slams burka obscurantism, oppression of women

French State Secretary Fadela Amara called upon France to fight what she called the slavery of women as represented by the burka as well as the gangrene and cancer of radical Islamism which she said are deforming the message of Islam.

France debates the legality of the Burqa

French Communist Party Deputy André Gerin has asked the French Parliament to create a Parliamentary Enquiry Commission into the wearing of the burqa in public in France. This comes at a time of increasing criticism of the practice.

Jury sees 21 July 'burka escape'

CCTV images of one of the 21 July bomb suspects apparently fleeing London in a Muslim veil have been shown in court.
 

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