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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: 
    Algeria
    News Date: 
    19/10/2018
    Summary: 

    Decision may anger country's Salafist minority.  leader has banned women working in the country’s public sector from wearing full-face veils, also known as niqabs. In a letter sent to ministers and regional governors on Thursday, the country’s prime minister said the need for identification had prompted the move. Civil servants, he wrote, needed to “observe the rules and requirements of security and communicatio

  • 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: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/10/2013
    Summary: 
    • The woman, referred to as Jane, has had a 20-year teaching career
    • In all that time, there has never been a word of complaint against her
    • But she returned home to her husband in tears after a furious row
    • A colleague at the Islamic Al-Madinah school in Derby said her outfit was 'abhorrent'
  • Country: 
    Switzerland
    News Date: 
    23/09/2018
    Summary: 

    In a vote on Sunday, citizens in Switzerland’s St. Gallen region voted to ban all face-covering garment in public. A two-thirds majority (67%) of the electorate of this ban. The St. Gallen region is now the second region in Switzerland to choose a ban on face-covering garments in an effort to crack down on burqas.

  • 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.

  • Summary: 
    • "As a Muslim woman, I'd like to thank Boris Johnson for calling out the niqab" — Title of an article by Dr. Qanta Ahmed in The Spectator.

    • "[T]his is a point that we Muslims seem to be unable to get across to non-Muslims – there is no basis in Islam for the niqab.... That's why Muslim nations are themselves regulating and banning the niqab and burqa..." — Dr. Qanta Ahmed, The Conversation, January 2017.

    • Some observers feel that it is especially painful to see Western feminists marching and wearing black face masks in order to protect Muslim women's right to wear them, but failing to support the rights of other Muslim women who plead not to be forced into them.

    • We are expected to feel guilty if we dare to question what some Muslim women themselves question: if shariah law is really the most wholesome lifestyle for many women.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/08/2018
    Summary: 
    Establishment ‘conservatives’ and left-liberal politicians and journalists have rushed to condemn Brexiteer former foreign secretary Boris Johnson for his comments on the “ridiculous” burqa, branding him “Islamophobic” and even “racist” — but have not shied away from criticising the garment themselves in the past.
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    11/08/2018
    Summary: 

    The Oxford imam who defended Boris Johnson this week has a warning for liberals. Taj Hargey, the Oxford imam and scholar who robustly defended Boris Johnson in this week, has a habit of asking vivid questions and then answering them himself with a punchiness that makes the former foreign secretary seem timid and colourless. “Do you think that these Wahhabis, Saudis

  • By a margin of more than two to one, the public wants to ban people from wearing the burka

  • 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.

     

  • Summary: 

    "Exactly what choice does an 11-year-old girl have when her designated school uniform is a magician's black cloth that conceals her from the world and never brings her back?"

    This was the question posed by Allison Pearson in her article '' in the Telegraph last year. She was referring to an East Midlands school in which, from the age of 11, young girls are obliged to cover themselves entirely – including their face – with the Islamic niqab.

  • Summary: 

    A truly bizarre thing happened yesterday: Boris Johnson was branded an Islamophobe and a bigot for writing in defence of Muslim women who wear the niqab....He’s been slammed everywhere as a racist, a borderline fascist, a poundshop Mussolini who if he ever gets to No10 will declare war on Muslims and other minorities. What is the basis to these shrill and wilful misinterpretations of what he said? Because alongside defending women’s freedom to wear the niqab and burqa, he expressed distaste for these garments. And, as we now know, you’re not allowed to say anything even remotely critical about Islam or its practices these days.

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    The rash reaction to Boris’s comments, the depiction of him as a hard-right tyrant, confirms that it is now tantamount to thoughtcrime to say anything critical about Islam. To make any kind of moral judgement about Islamic practices, to question its beliefs or its prophets or its garments, is to run the risk of being branded an ‘Islamophobe’, a racist, a fascist.

  • 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: 
    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.

     

  • Summary: 
    • Denmark becomes the sixth European country to enact such a ban, after France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Austria.

    • "The face is your passport. When you refuse me to see you, I am a victim." — Jacques Myard, a former conservative MP who supported the ban in France.

    • "[S]ome people do not want to be a part of Danish society and want to create parallel societies with their own norms and rules." — Danish Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen.

    The Danish Parliament has passed a ban on Islamic full-face veils in public spaces. The new law, sponsored by Denmark's center-right government, and backed by the Social Democrats and the Danish People's Party, was passed on May 31 by 75 votes to 30.

    As of August 1, anyone found wearing a burka (which covers the entire face) or a niqab (which covers the entire face except for the eyes) in public in Denmark will be subject to a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner (€135; $157); repeat offenders could be fined 10,000 Danish kroner.

    In addition, anyone found to be requiring a person through force or threats to wear garments that cover the face could be fined or face up to two years in prison.

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    Amnesty International  the new law was a "discriminatory violation of women's rights. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), however, twice has ruled that burka bans are legal.

    In July 2017, for example, the ECHR  a Belgian ban on wearing the burka in public spaces. It said that the government had been responding "to a practice that it considered to be incompatible, in Belgian society, with social communication and more generally the establishment of human relations, which were indispensable for life in society...essential to ensure the functioning of a democratic society."

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    31/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Most Brits back a ban on Islamic burqas and niqabs, a survey has found, and a significant portion said Islam, in general, is not compatible with the British way of life. The findings are part of an extensive  by Pew into the views of Christians and non-religious people in Europe, which identified a link between religiosity and opposition to mass immigration and multiculturalism. 

  • Country: 
    Denmark
    News Date: 
    31/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Denmark has become the latest European country to ban the Islamic burqa and niqab by outlawing the wearing of face veils in public. A majority of lawmakers voted in favour of the ban as Muslim women wearing conservative religious clothing looked on.

  • 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: 
    France
    News Date: 
    17/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars in Toulouse following a police stop of a woman wearing an illegal full-face Islamic veil. The incident that allegedly sparked the riots took place Sunday after 5 pm when local police stopped a woman in the Toulouse district of Bellefontaine who was wearing a full-face Islamic veil, which is illegal in France. Police asked the woman for identification and when she presented a poor photocopy of her government identification, they ordered her to remove her veil, broadcaster Franceinfo 

  • 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: 
    17/10/2017
    Summary: 

    The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has reported a sharp increase in the number of calls to its radicalisation hotline from schools saying their staff are being terrorised by radicalised kids and their parents.

  • 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

  • Refusing The Veil: (Provocations)

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    Summary: 

    This topic divides people - and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and freedom of choice to issues of gender and personal identity. She argues that veiling conceals abuse, propagates eating disorders and restricts access to sunlight and exercise. It is imposed on babies and young girls, allows women to be shamed for not covering up, and has become associated with extremist factions. It demonises men, oppresses feminism and presents obstacles to performance and success. It even encourages racism, distorts Muslim values and strips women of autonomy and individuality. Written from a unique perspective and packed with personal experiences as well as public examples, Yasmin addresses the ultimate question of why Muslim women everywhere should refuse the veil. Provocations is a groundbreaking new series of short polemics composed by some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture and edited by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Sharp, intelligent and controversial, Provocations provides insightful contributions to the most vital discussions in society today.

  • 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: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    21/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Can she say that? Or will Australia’s smart set forthwith denounce her for “Islamophobia”? “‘I hate the niqab’: Ex-Muslim who runs an atheist blog says she ran away from home after her mother forced her to wear the ‘dehumanising’ face covering,”

  • Country: 
    Sweden
    News Date: 
    19/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Is Sweden diverse enough yet? This story illustrates yet again the fatuousness and hypocrisy of  who preen about how Muslim women who wear the veil must be protected, while never saying a word about the need to protect Muslim women who dare not to wear it.

  • 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: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    08/02/2018
    Summary: 

    An Australian judge has been called “unreasonable” for ordering the Muslim wife of an accused terrorist to remove her niqab and show her face while attending her husband’s trial. She refused the request to remove the traditional Muslim face covering and was subsequently escorted from the building to sit outside while the case was being heard, the Herald Sun 

  • 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: 
    Denmark
    News Date: 
    06/02/2018
    Summary: 

    The Danish government is poised to become the next European country to introduce a ban on Islamic full-face coverings in public places. The government said it planned to fine people who wore items including the burqa and the niqab which are worn by some Muslim women.

  • Summary: 

    Children are not predestined to follow in their parents' religious footsteps – we should restrict religious clothing from schools until children are intellectually mature enough to decide for themselves, writes one former teacher

    Picture the scene. Let’s say it was becoming common for  supporters to dress their children in Jeremy Corbyn T-shirts and pressure them to go without food or water for long periods of time as a political ritual. Growing numbers of those children then began wearing the T-shirts and taking part in the ritual at school.

    The leaders of a school grew concerned that they were indoctrinating the children and marking them out as different. The ritual, they thought, was undermining their health and academic performance. They found no leadership from the government, so they banned the T-shirts for children younger than 8 and discouraged them from taking part in the ritual.

    Then let’s imagine a vocal section of hardline Labour supporters reacted by setting up a petition against the decision, generating almost 20,000 signatures. The school received up to 500 emails per day, many of them threatening or abusive. Labour supporters who supported the restrictions faced abuse. The ban was lifted and the chair of governors resigned.

    It wouldn’t be hard to see right and wrong. A school would have resisted the political labeling of children in an attempt to set an ethos of relative neutrality. It would not even have gone far enough because its restriction only applied to very young children. And the bullies would have won.

  • 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: 
    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: 
    Switzerland
    News Date: 
    10/12/2017
    Summary: 

    The government of the Swiss city of Geneva have effectively banned the Islamic swimwear known as the Burkini. The city has set the new rules which state women can wear a one-piece or two-piece swimsuit which must have bare arms and no covering below the knee.

  • 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: 
    Denmark
    News Date: 
    06/10/2017
    Summary: 

    COPENHAGEN: Denmark looks set to become the next European country to restrict the burqa and the niqab, worn by some Muslim women, after most parties in the Danish parliament backed some sort of ban on facial coverings. Full and partial face veils such as burqas and niqabs divide opinion across Europe, setting advocates of religious freedom against secularists and those who argue that such garments are culturally alien or a symbol of the oppression of women.

  • 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: 
    India
    News Date: 
    06/09/2017
    Summary: 

    A Kuwaiti national and three women travelling with him were sent back to Dubai from Delhi airport on Monday, after the man refused to unveil the faces of the women and created a ruckus at the immigration counter.

  • Country: 
    Tajikistan
    News Date: 
    02/09/2017
    Summary: 

    The Tajikistan government has banned its women from wearing veils and has introduced a legislation, wherein it has asked the women to "stick to traditional national clothes and culture".

    Morocco bans sale and production of burqa amid growing terrorism fears

    According to a Times of India report, this decision was taken in order to stop women from wearing Islamic clothing.

  • 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.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    28/08/2017
    Summary: 

    "[The burka] is a sign of segregation, separation, rejection of the values we see all around us — values of acceptance and tolerance and otherness," she said. "[It reflects] a culture that treats woman as a sexualised object that has to be covered.

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    20/08/2017
    Summary: 

    A bill in Quebec that would force people to be unmasked when in receipt of a public service has been amended to include public transport which could see wearers of the Islamic full face veil banned from using local buses. Bill 62 in the Quebec National Assembly would make it impossible for anyone wearing a mask or face covering to offer or receive public services, Canadian public broadcaster CBC . The bill, which was originally

  • 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!

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