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  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    18/11/2018
    Summary: 

    The Government effectively banned the headscarf by tying funding of states to the law.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    29/05/2009
    Summary: 

    Head of RE was also accused of giving two schoolboys detention after they refused to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during the lesson. Parents said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights.

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    21/09/2018
    Summary: 
    • Man went into bank in Upper Austria dressed as a Muslim woman and robbed it 
    • Police are now offering a £2,000 reward for anyone who can give information 
    • It comes just months after another man also dressed as a Muslim to rob a bank 
  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    16/01/2018
    Summary: 

    The moment the first pictures appeared of 11-year-old Khowlah Noman at a press conference, flanked by her mother in niqab and a Muslim activist from Mississauga, I knew there was something not right. Khowlah’s story that an Asian man cut her hijab with scissors was a physical impossibility.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    25/09/2017
    Summary: 

    More than two in five Islamic schools in England that accept girls require them to wear a hijab as school uniform, according to new research. Some 59 of 142 (42%) Islamic schools, including 27 primary schools, have a uniform policy which states a head-covering is compulsory, the National Secular Society (NSS) said.

     

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    11/07/2018
    Summary: 
    • Iranian woman filmed as man approached her in the street for not wearing hijab
    • He is seen carrying a tear gas canister and the woman asks what he will do with it
    • Man says: 'I'm going to shove it down your throat [so] you won't be able to speak'
    • Comes after activist Shapark Shajarizadeh claimed she had been sentenced to 20 years in jail for removing her headscarf on the streets of Tehran
  • Summary: 

    Prior to the Olympics however, you may recall that Saudi Arabia got itself into bother by attempting to send an all-male team. The International Olympic Committee (which governs such things) said they weren't having that, and demanded that Saudi Arabia send some women. So it did. Sarah Attar — an American of Saudi descent — came for track-and-field, and 16 year old Wojdan Shaherkan was sent to represent the country in Judo. And all was well with the world again. Except, the women representing Saudi Arabia would do so covered from head to toe and Wojdan Shaherkan was close to being sent home in a row over whether or not she could wear the hijab while competing. Having initially said no, the Olympic bosses gave in and allowed her to cover her head. And all was well with the world again. Everywhere from the Guardian to the Daily Mail this was lauded as a huge success – a giant step forward for women. Progress had been made, they said. But had it? Or had we just normalised and accepted the separation and covering of women, and can we now expect more of the same in the future? Will Egypt's women, or Algeria's women, or Turkey's women now be required to cover from head to foot and if so, will we accept that as duly as we have done on this occasion? My question is – how much further to the edge will we allow women to be pushed?

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    As part of a defence to the backlash against multiculturalism that allows young women and girls in the UK to live a life of misery, Barbara Ellen asked the following question in the Guardian: "" Do you see what she did there? Not only did she declare that race is something to be tolerated (why? There's nothing to tolerate in a person's skin colour), she used race and culture interchangeably. Therefore, if you criticise a culture, you are criticising a skin colour, and hence you are a racist – which is not only a morally contemptible position, but also one which can ruin a career, a reputation, or even involve you in criminal charges. And they wonder why people are reluctant to criticise cultural practices.

    We need to get this clear – race is not culture. Race is a skin colour or national or ethnic grouping and it gives no indication whatsoever of who a person is or what they stand for. Culture, on the other hand, is a series of actions which are routinely carried out within any defined community and are usually based on tradition or religion or both. If we define culture as a set of actions, and some of those actions amount to the forced enslavement and rape of young girls, then that can and should be condemned – culture or not. Cultural practices have always been condemned, fought against, and changed. It has happened all across history; it is called progress.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/07/2018
    Summary: 

    Schools must not allow minority groups with a “sense of religious or cultural entitlement” to dictate their policies on the wearing of hijabs or what is taught to pupils, the head of Ofsted will warn today.reports

  • Country: 
    Denmark
    News Date: 
    10/10/2015
    Summary: 

    Muslims in Denmark have begun to place more emphasis on their religion and religious practices. It shows a poll among Danish Muslims, which Wilke has made for Jyllands Posten, which is comparable to a similar measurement almost 10 years ago in 2006. At that time it was 37 per cent, which asked five times or more daily. Now it's exactly half, 50 per cent. Similarly, an increasing share - 77 per cent. - that the Quran's instructions should be fully followed by 62 per cent in 2006.

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    12/06/2018
    Summary: 

    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced his intention to ban the wearing of the headscarf by children, as it has no religious basis, declaring "We are a land of freedom, not oppression!". In countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Islamic veil symbolizes oppression of women under Sharia law. Sharia law is incompatible with Western values. 
    People who want to live under Sharia law can go to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.

     

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    22/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Last Sunday, on 15 April, a police patrol in Toulouse arrested a niqab wearing woman because she refused to show her face. In France a  states that no one public spaces may wear clothing that hides their face. The event took place in the city’s migrant populated Mirail suburb and sparked five consecutive nights of violence.

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    04/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Austria’s right-wing government announced plans on Wednesday to ban girls from wearing headscarves in kindergarten and primary schools to combat what it sees as a threat to Austrian mainstream culture from some Muslims.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    29/03/2018
    Summary: 

    school in Frankfurt has come under fire after its headteacher told a young girl she should wear a hijab if she doesn’t want to get bullied. The student’s mother  that her daughter was “beaten and verbally attacked on the way to school” by a group of Muslim girls. She explained that her daughter was targeted because “she has blond hair, no headscarf, has a German-Hebrew nam

  • Summary: 
    • Islamists seem to be influencing the British school system with ease: there is simply no solid opposition to them. The government even stays silent about the harassment and intimidation.

    • Islamists in Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive requirements, such as the hijab for young girls, wife beating, making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, halala rituals in divorce, and exploitation of women and children through Sharia courts as part and parcel of British culture.

    • That St. Stephen's School allowed itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for both Britain and its education system.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/02/2018
    Summary: 

    The Government is too politically correct to enforce rules on hijabs in schools, leaving teachers "alone, isolated and vulnerable", the former head of Ofsted has warned. Sir Michael Wilshaw said a lack of formal policy from the Department for Education on whether children should be allowed to cover their heads in lessons has led to angry clashes. He also highlighted concerns that there are 150 schools around the country which make it compulsory for children to wear hijabs, adding that "the country has enormously changed" and some communities hold very conservative views which cann

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    06/02/2018
    Summary: 

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (FCO) has promoted the wearing of the Islamic veil amongst its London staff, using the February 1st occasion of “World Hijab Day” to promote the head covering and even issue “free scarves” to those who chose to try it. The department of the British government also promoted the idea of “liberation” when wearing the veil that Muslim women across the world have shunned as an antiquated, oppressive, religious tool.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Religious extremists are ‘indoctrinating’ pupils and undermining British values, according to the government’s  Amanda Spielman said: “Ofsted inspectors are increasingly brought into contact with those who want to actively pervert the purpose of education.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    27/01/2018
    Summary: 
    • Salim Mulla accused of being part of hate campaign that targeted Neena Lall
    • Banned headscarf and fasting for pupils under eight at St Stephen's Primary
    • But the school is said to have been bullied into reversing the move

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/01/2018
    Summary: 

    The chair of governors at a highly-performing primary school has called on the Government to issue guidance to help enforce standards on the Islamic headscarf and fasting. Arif Qawi, chair of governors at St Stephen's in Upton Park, east London,  the Depa

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    16/01/2018
    Summary: 

    Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl's hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off. Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, "did not happen".

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    19/11/2017
    Summary: 

    Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of schools, announced the policy amid growing concerns girls as young as four-years-old were being forced to wear the religious headscarf. Ms Spielman argued the dress code could be sexualising young children, as the hijab is traditionally worn in the presence of men by a girl reaching puberty as a sign of her modesty. There was also a risk schools could be breaching equality laws if girls were forced to wear religious clothing and boys were not, she added.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    26/09/2017
    Summary: 

    CHILDREN should not be “forced” to wear the hijab as part of their school uniform, Bradford Council for Mosques has said after a report stated that the policy was being adopted in more than two in five Islamic schools. The National Secular Society (NSS) found that girls in dozens of schools in England were being made to wear the garment, including two in Bradford,  in 

  • Summary: 

    On this new edition of The Glazov Gang, we feature Anni Cyrus discussing My Bruised Eye As a Child Under Islam, where she shares how her Muslim father kept beating her — instead of killing her — for questioning the Hijab, the Qur’an and Islamic child marriage.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    19/11/2017
    Summary: 

    Muslim girls who wear the  to primary school will be asked why they wear it by inspectors. The reasons given will then be recorded in school reports, amid concerns girls are being forced to wear the headscarf by their parents. Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools, announced the move on Sunday. She said schools could be in breach of equality laws if they only require girls to wear religious garments. There were also concerns wearin

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    24/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Girls as young as four are being “forced to wear the hijab” as part of approved school uniform in state-funded Islamic schools, campaigners have told ministers. According to research by the National Secular Society, the hijab appears to be compulsory in eight state-funded Islamic schools in England, including three primary schools. A further 51 private Islamic schools of the 176 surveyed by the society also require the headscarf to be worn by female pupils. Eighteen schools said wearing the head covering was optional.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    03/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Thousands of state primary schools are allowing girls as young as five to wear the Muslim religious headscarf as part of approved school uniform, a Sunday Times survey has revealed. The rise of the classroom hijab has alarmed female Muslim campaigners, church leaders and academics. They say it is divisive, sexualises young girls because it is traditionally not worn until puberty, and should be “fiercely resisted”. Ofsted, the schools watchdog, said there was “growing concern” about the trend.

  • Summary: 

    I don't think the burka or hijab should be allowed in any British schools, you should leave your religion at the school gates! A row has erupted at a school in  Burnley after plans for a universal "swimming cap" style headscarf was seen as too short by some Muslim parents. I spoke to local councillor Shah Hussain, to find out why parents were getting so worked up, but he didn't seem to want to answer a direct question!

  • Country: 
    Netherlands (the)
    News Date: 
    19/05/2017
    Summary: 

    Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam’s top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported Friday. At least six major political parties are against plans from Commissioner Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg to introduce Islamic headscarfs to women’s uniforms as part of a recruitment drive to diversify law enforcement in the Dutch capital.

  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    31/03/2017
    Summary: 

    A Muslim mother has shaved the head of her 14-year-old daughter in Bologna, Italy, on learning that the child was taking off her headscarf as soon as she would leave the house. The eighth-grade girl would  put her headscarf back on just before returning to the family home, but her deception was eventually cau

  • 61% of French adults say Islam is incompatible with their society and 79% support banning headscarves in universities

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/03/2017
    Summary: 

    Employers are entitled to ban workers from wearing headscarves, the European Court of Justice has ruled. But the ban on the "visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign" must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to "dress neutrally", it ruled. It is the court's first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    03/03/2017
    Summary: 

    Birmingham City Council has told a Catholic school it is free to prohibit the Islamic headscarf after a Muslim councillor  teachers to allow a four-year-old to dress in a hijab.

  • Executive Summary

    What are we to learn from the above? If we are wise, it will be this:

    1. There are individuals and organisations in Britain who seek much greater accommodation of, and adherence to, Islamic norms in our society

    2. Efforts to subversively introduce Islamic norms and practices to British schools have already been undertaken, and been successful

    3. The accommodation of Islamic norms etc. in British society will inevitably mean a loss of democratic free speech and an erosion of the rights and protections of women and girls

    4. The British public sector is shaped by state demands for tolerance, inclusion, multiculturalism and diversity. These are of the utmost importance in the mind of the state

    5. Many British teachers, including the profession’s largest union, have expressed anti-Western and anti-British sentiment and openly support the concept of multiculturalism

    6. Activist groups who seek the Islamisation of British schools, use the language of multiculturalism and diversity to advance their arguments and in doing so, successfully sanitise and legitimise notions that are wholly in opposition to the values of British society

    The fact of the matter is that there is an ideological aim to Islamise Britain and the British state is lending a helping hand. In its consistent prioritising of “diversity”, the Government has ignored the detail and has little understanding of what this idea means in every day life. The British Government has effectively decided that religion is good, regardless of what it teaches.

    If this problem is to be fixed, a complete political and cultural shift is required in Britain. Schools must return to teaching literacy, numeracy, the sciences, as priority, and teachers’ political leanings should have no bearing in the classroom. It is right that pupils learn about religion, but in the interests of truth, it cannot be that they learn a sanitised or moderated version that can be constructed and approved by those with their own agenda.

    Teachers should be required to teach the values of Britain to children (to which we need to add equal rights between genders as a matter of urgency), regardless of their feelings, and to teach accurate history and current affairs. If Israel-Palestine is discussed, then the charter of Hamas should be included, as well as the genocidal intent of global jihadis against the Jewish state.

    Furthermore, children should be reminded that they are British, and all of the positive things that this entails.

    Most importantly, Government must move away from the notion that all religions are a force for good, and look instead at what is actually being taught. Government must be honest and open and when it sees problems developing, look at the facts without colouring them with multicultural dogma.

    Parents have a right to know the culture in which their children are being schooled, and we all have a right to know how the minds of future generations are being formed. At present, they are being schooled in multiculturalism, unquestioning respect for all minority groups irrespective of their practices, and something close to disdain for their own history, identity and heritage.

    British schools have numerous problems, but their utilisation as an advancement of jihadi ideology is a problem for us all.

  • Summary: 

    Shaista Gohir of the Muslim Women's Network has criticised Muslim parents who make their young daughters wear hijabs. Her comments came after controversy over a Catholic faith school which said that a four-year old pupil could not wear a hijab to school because it breached the school's uniform policy. Under the policy hats, scarves and large headbands are clearly prohibited, along with certain hair styles.

  • Summary: 

    The headscarf (viel) is a controversial symbol. If you are working in the defence of women’s rights, you should know that by now. Some consider it a religious symbol; others see it a tool of patriarchal control and oppression; and yet others consider it a symbol of the march of political Islam. When it comes to wearing the headscarf (viel), some women wear it because they truly believe it to be part of their faith. Others, one the other hand, are forced to wear it, and these are many.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    03/01/2017
    Summary: 

    In the wake of a lawsuit alleging officers forcibly removed a Muslim woman’s hijab before booking her into jail, the Long Beach Police Department has changed its policy to let detainees wear headscarves and other religious items while in custody unless there’s a safety concern. Until last month, Long Beach police barred prisoners from keeping any type of religious head covering with them behind bars.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    19/12/2016
    Summary: 

    Her household was only “moderately religious,” and yet she still feels threatened enough to lead a double life. Apparently her parents are yet more Misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace. This girl has good reason to be afraid: Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father for not wearing the hijab, and Rifqa Bary was slapped by hers for the same reason. Then there is Islam’s death penalty for apostates: Muhammad said, “If anyone changes his religion, kill him.” Some schools of Islamic jurisprudence, however, allow for the imprisonment of a female apostate until she recants her apostasy.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/04/2011
    Summary: 

    Several years ago we saw Islamic supremacist thugs target women who weren’t wearing hijab in Iraq. Now this Sharia intimidation has come to London. “‘Wear a headscarf or we will kill you’: How the ‘London Taliban’ is targeting women and gays in bid to impose sharia law,” from the 

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    20/06/2009
    Summary: 

    Women in Iran march against the harsh inhumanity of Sharia laws regarding women. Note that while Obama spoke up in Cairo for the right of women to wear the hijab in the West, he said nothing about the right of women not to wear it in places like Iran.

  • News Date: 
    26/07/2009
    Summary: 

    “Hamas set to compel Gaza women to wear head covering,” from , July 26 (thanks to Kisan):

  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    29/09/2013
    Summary: 

    This new edict includes Christian girls, apparently.

    “Qaeda tells Syria schoolgirls to wear Islamic clothes: NGO,” from , September 28 (thanks to ):

  • Country: 
    Tunisia
    News Date: 
    08/12/2013
    Summary: 

    (ANSAmed) – TUNIS, DECEMBER 4 – A group of Salafites has issued death threats against teachers at an elementary school in Djerba, Tunisia, if they will not start wearing the Islamic veil within a week.

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation (the)
    News Date: 
    21/08/2010
    Summary: 

    GROZNY, Russia, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Many women in Russia’s volatile Chechnya region said on Friday they had been harassed and some physically harmed by bands of men for not wearing headscarves during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    13/02/2013
    Summary: 

    “Teachers at Islamic College of South Australia’s West Croydon campus ordered to wear hijab or face sack,” by Bryan Littlely in , February 11 (thanks to Kenneth):

    An Adelaide Islamic school wants its teachers to wear the hijab for school functions, or they could be sacked.

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation (the)
    News Date: 
    07/07/2010
    Summary: 

    Feel the love. “Russia’s Muslim south triples sharia bride price,” by Amie Ferris-Rotman for , July 7 (thanks to Twostellas):

    The price tag on a bride in Russia’s Ingushetia province has been tripled by the regional government, in a sign the Muslim North Caucasus region is slipping out of Kremlin control as sharia law eclipses Russian.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    17/07/2013
    Summary: 

    “Egyptian girl shoots herself to death after refusing to wear hijab,” from , July 17 (thanks to Filip):

    A 15-year old Egyptian girl who rejected her family”s pressures to wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, shot herself to death using her father’s hand gun, Egyptian reported.

  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    05/11/2013
    Summary: 

    “Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, 

  • Country: 
    Somalia
    News Date: 
    29/10/2009
    Summary: 

    “Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, 

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    16/06/2010
    Summary: 

    Honor killing in Canada: Aqsa Parvez was murdered for refusing to wear the Islamic hijab

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    18/12/2016
    Summary: 

    These BYU students have ably signaled their virtue, and can now sit back and enjoy the rounds of applause they will receive from the enlightened and intelligent, but where is their concern of for Aqsa Parvez, whose  after she refused to wear it?

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