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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
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