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Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices

Tunis - Tunisia's premier on Friday banned the niqab Muslim face covering for women in government offices, citing security concerns after attacks in the North African country.

Op-Ed: Woman kicked out of Family Dollar for wearing traditional niqab

Gary - A Gary, Indiana woman, Sarah Safi, dropped into a local Family Dollar store to pick up some charcoal for a family barbecue. Instead, her religious beliefs were insulted and she was asked to leave.

Op-Ed: Conservatives use adviser's wedge tactics with niqab issue

Ottawa - Some time ago the Conservatives hired prominent Aussie strategist Lynton Crosby to give them advice, do polling, and generally help plot strategy for their election campaign.

Surprising ad-campaign in Saudi Arabia against domestic violence

Riyadh - A charity run by the family of an ex-king in Saudi Arabia has begun a campaign against domestic violence with a well designed advert showing a battered women dressed in a niqab. The text says 'Some things can't be covered.'

Women in Yemen burn their veils in protest of Saleh's regime

Sanaa - Hundreds of women gathered in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Wednesday and burnt their full body veils in protest against the regime of President Saleh.

Veiled Muslim woman to run for French Presidency

A veiled Muslim woman has declared her candidacy for the French presidency. Kendra Drider has defied the ban on face-coverings since its introduction in April and plans to run to defend the rights of all French women.

French ban on niqab leads to new documentary

Paris - A new documentary on France’s controversial niqab ban, which went into effect in April, is in the works and the film’s director hopes to provide viewers “much needed” insight into the ban’s impact on the country’s Muslim population.

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.

Australian witness denied request to wear niqab while testifying

Perth - A Muslim Australian woman has been told she couldn't veil her face while testifying in court as it could prove difficult for jury members to assess her demeanor.

Women's group backs niqabs worn in Ontario Court of Appeals

Toronto - The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will intervene on June 8 and 9 in the Ontario Court of Appeal case of R. v. N.S. The case deals with a Muslim woman who was ordered to remove her niqab to testify against two family members.

Op-Ed: Delights of a Muslim man in France: 4 women, but no polygamy

Following a pick-up by French police who are watching out for veiled women, it was discovered that an Algerian man lived with four women, all of whom claimed social benefits while living in a sort of Islamic commune with the man.

Belgium to be first European country to ban all facial covering

Belgium is close to becoming the first EU country to implement a ban on burqa, niqab and other partial or total facial covers in public space. The rule is expected to be accepted in parliament on April 22, apparently with unanimous support.

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.

Face Veil Ban Proposed at Islamic University in Egypt

Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, the Grand Sheik of al-Azhar University in Cairo, the most important center of learning in the Sunni Islam world, has announced plans to ban women wearing the niqab, or face veil, from entering any of the university's schools.
 

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