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Burqa News

France defends ban on Islamic veil despite riots

The interior minister of France defended the country’s ban on wearing full-face scarves in public, after a police check on a Muslim woman ended in a riot in Trappes, a city near Paris.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 2 comments

Saudi cleric says 'baby burkas' would prevent child molestation

A Saudi cleric claims the best way for his country to prevent sexual molestation of young girls is to require them to wear burkas.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 13 comments

Burqa clad women attempt robbery for dowry money

Hyderabad - A mother and daughter attempted to rob the home of a local woman in an effort to raise the dowry money demanded by the daughter's fiances family.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

French Muslim jailed for punching nurse who removed wife's burqa

Marseilles - A French Muslim man Nassim Mimoune, 24, was jailed in France for punching a nurse who tried to remove his wife's Islamic burqa during a child birth surgery at a Marseilles hospital on Monday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

France detains women wearing face veils

At least two women have been detained in France for wearing Islamic face veils in violation of a recent law prohibiting women from wearing face veils in a public place.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 3 comments

'Burqa bandits' on CCTV as they rob jewellery store

Kitchener - Three men are being called the “burqa bandits” after they robbed a jewellery store in Ontario while wearing loose-fitting material which covered their bodies and faces.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 14 comments

What's it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman's experience Special

When the burqa debate was raging across the world, a young Pakistani women's rights activist, who doesn't wear a headscarf as a rule, travelled to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to see for herself what it meant to wear one. This is her story.
Digital Journal Report by Subir Ghosh - 12 comments

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.
In the Media by Andrew John - 9 comments

New Dutch coalition in sight, influenced by Geert Wilders

Den Haag - After 7 months under a care-taker cabinet, it seems that the Netherlands are close to getting a new government over the coming weekend, one which anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has said will bring a 'new wind' blowing across the Low Countries.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 11 comments

Muslim girl prefers jeans to burqa, gets death threats in return

Thiruvananthapuram - A young Muslim girl in the Indian state of Kerala has been receiving death threats for not wearing the burqa, and instead often opting for jeans. She is an aeronautical engineer by qualification striving to get into the country's civil services.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 3 comments

Op-Ed: French parliament bans facial veil with great majority, 246 to 1

French senators passed a bill Tuesday that bans wearing a burqa and other facial veils with a majority of 246 votes to one. If confirmed by the Constitutional Council, expected within a month, the ban would come into effect by March 2011.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 9 comments

No burqa in public places, we are French

By means of the Senate becomes law in France, the ban on women wearing the full Islamic veil in public places. Women can no longer wear the burqa and the niqab in shops, parks, schools, hospitals, transport, in short in all public places.
In the Media by Matteo Marras - 3 comments

Muslim woman fined by Italian city for wearing burqa

Novara - An Italian city has fined a Muslim woman for wearing a full Islamic veil in the northern city of Novara after her husband failed to identify her to male police officers, which prompted the local police department to call in a female cop.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

Belgian Parliament votes to ban burqa

Brussels - Belgium's lower house of Parliament has voted in favor of a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic burqa and niqab in public, which could make Belgium the first European nation to implement such a law.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

France sends clear signal to potential Muslim immigrants

France refuses citizenship to immigrant husband who wants to compel his wife to wear the all-covering veil known as 'burqa'
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 3 comments

British police officers wear burqas

South Yorkshire – In the United Kingdom there has been a lot of commotion after a number of female police officers have been walking around wearing burqas for a day in South Yorkshire.
In the Media by Richard James - 4 comments

Al Qaeda Group Threatens France Over Burqa Ban

A North African Al Qaeda splinter group has threatened revenge against France for its decision to ban the female covering called the “burqa.” Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed France was practicing “religious terrorism” and spreading hatred.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 19 comments

Women could endanger their health by wearing burqas

Forget evening dresses and bikinis. The girls who participate in a ten-week-long beauty contest in Saudi-Arabia are disguised in black burqas. And the winner will be the woman with 'the greatest 'inner beauty'.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 3 comments

Lawmaker: Jail Women Who Wear Burqa

A Dutch lawmaker wants to throw women in jail for wearing a Burqa, because "it is a symbol of oppression." No word yet on how long it will take the lawmaker to comprehend the irony.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort - 1 comment

Why Female Clothing is Sparking Heated Debate in Arab Countries

Across the Muslim world, the controversy over female attire is creating a deep divide: one side encourages less extreme positions on the traditional burqa, and another side wants to uphold religious views on covering women head to toe.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments
 

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