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  • 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 name – and we are Chris

  • 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 cannot easily

  • 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.

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    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 Department for Education should "step up and take

  • 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 

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    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. No skirts or bathrobes will be allowed in public swimming pools either, regional daily newspaper Tribune de Genève .

  • 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 wearing the hijab at such an age cou

  • 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 proposed in 2015, has been the subject of controver

  • 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: 
    Norway
    News Date: 
    12/06/2017
    Summary: 

    The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers. Norway’s ruling coalition of conservative and anti-immigration rightwing parties had promised the ban last year, targeting the full-face veil called the niqab as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks. “We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities,” Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement.

  • Summary: 
    • The Sharia Council of Britain determines the fate of women by undermining the laws of the land.

    • British politicians seem have become intoxicated by the propaganda of those who prefer to term any action to limit Islamic extremism or terrorism "Islamophobia."

    • These human rights abuses are linked to the Islamic ideology, the end product of which often shows itself as violence against homosexuals, non-Muslims and other marginalized communities. It appears that most of these jihadists were radicalized through local mosques and madrassas.

  • 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.

  • Summary: 

    Radical Islam’s takeover of the lives of Egypt’s educated women.

    These photos represent the gradual but steady Islamic radicalization invading the Middle East and the rest of the world in the last three decades. I lived in Egypt until the year 1978 and have never wore a head cover, neither did my mother or grandmother. And this is thanks to a feminist movement that started in Cairo in 1919 under the leadership of the famous Egyptian feminist Hoda Shaarawi.

    Shaarawi had attended women’s conferences in Europe and Turkey, which was undergoing major reforms by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who wanted to be more like Europe and less like Muslim Arabia. Upon her return from a trip to Rome in 1923, Shaarawi performed a bold act that became the central symbol of her life: with the support of several upper class Egyptian women, she removed her veil in public, at the crowded Cairo train station.  If such an act of defiance had happened today in Iran or even Egypt, she would be executed by the Iranian government and, as to Egypt, she could be killed by an Islamist on the street for defying or insulting Islam.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    24/04/2017
    Summary: 

    A MUSLIM group in Oxford has backed controversial proposals from UKIP to ban full face veils in public. Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford director Dr Taj Hargey stressed his organisation did not endorse the party's 'right-wing agenda' but supported the 'sensible proposal' to ban the burka and niqab.

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    07/04/2017
    Summary: 

    A stunning Vogue cover model has been murdered by Muslim extremists in Bangladesh because she didn’t wear Islamic clothing, her family says.

    Rauda Athif, 21, a Muslim Maldivian woman who was featured on the cover of Vogue India in October, was a second-year student at Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. She was found hanged in her dorm room on March 29.

    The Bangladesh government performed an autopsy and ruled her death a suicide. Rauda was buried Saturday.

  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    05/04/2017
    Summary: 

    How likely is it that this family will assimilate and adopt Western values? And note that this is an “unfortunately ordinary story.” A Milan children’s court on Wednesday temporarily removed a 14-year-old Moroccan girl from her family which had whipped her because she dressed and acted “too Western”….

  • Country: 
    Norway
    News Date: 
    29/03/2017
    Summary: 

    A Muslim organisation in Norway has been criticised for hiring a communications officer who wears a full-face veil, or niqab. The culture minister, Muslim MPs and other Muslim organisations have condemned the Islamic Council of Norway's move.

  • Summary: 

    I was raised as an observant Muslim in a British family. Women, I was taught, determine their own conduct — including their ‘veiling’. We’d cover our hair only if we freely chose to do so. That’s why I’m baffled by the notion that all good Muslim women should cover their hair or face. My entire family are puzzled by it too, as are millions like us. Not until recent years has the idea taken root that Muslim women are obliged by their faith to wear a veil.

    It’s a sign, I think, not of assertive Islam, but of what happens when Islamists are tolerated by a western culture that’s absurdly anxious to avoid offence. This strange, unwitting collaboration between liberals and extremists has been going on for years. But at last there are signs that it is ending.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    20/03/2017
    Summary: 

    Women who are not properly veiled: an outrage, a provocation. Dousing women with acid for being not properly veiled: pleasing to Allah. “Alarming rates of acid attacks in Iran back on the rise,” , March 20, 2017:

  • 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.

  • Summary: 

    Sharia law can vary on application, but common ground is found in the use of severe criminal punishments and the abhorrent treatment of the female half of humanity.  These things are mutual to such otherwise diverse nations as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Sudan.

    Those who seek an Islamic state (i.e. a state governed by sharia law) are known as Islamists, and the power of the Islamist is intensifying, including here in Britain.  In our country, the Islamist gains his political power via his authority in personal and family matters.  Islamists in Britain run a vast network of sharia family law tribunals which hand down rulings on all kinds of issues from domestic violence to child custody.  Many of the men who run these bodies are known Islamists and jihadis.  They believe, as do fellow Islamists across the world, in the destruction of democracy and the installation of sharia, and we are inadvertently assisting them.

    As Tony Blair said recently, there is a strange reluctance to confront the Islamist movement, no matter what form it takes.  Here in Britain, and across the west, not only do we fail to confront it, but we have cloaked it in a veil of legitimacy, sanctioned it, and given it oxygen, partly through our mistaken policy of multiculturalism.

  • 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.

  • Country: 
    Morocco
    News Date: 
    12/01/2017
    Summary: 

    Morocco has reportedly banned the sale and production of the burka

    Letters announcing the ban were sent out to market vendors earlier this week, with businessmen given just 48 hours to get rid of their stock.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    22/02/2017
    Summary: 

    The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced. The move, which is being proposed by region’s governing Christian Social Union (CSU), comes just months before the Federal Election, where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the migrant crisis is likely to be a key issue.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    08/02/2017
    Summary: 

    Crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie has introduced legislation banning muslim women from wearing the burqa in public. Senator Lambie insists full face coverings make Australians fearful and the right to feel safe must outweigh the right for expression of religious freedom.

  • Country: 
    Hungary
    News Date: 
    07/02/2017
    Summary: 
    • 'Ultra-right' mayor of Ásotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, banned veils and prayer calls
    • He said the new edict was part of the ongoing 'war against Muslim culture' 
    • He urged European Christians opposed to multiculturalism to live in the village

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  • 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.

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    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: 
    Morocco
    News Date: 
    10/01/2017
    Summary: 

    Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons

    When the infidels try to ban the veil for security reasons, it is deemed racist, “Islamophobic” and/or xenophobic. Since Morocco is proceeding with a ban, perhaps pusillanimous Western leaders who are petrified of being deemed “Islamophobic” can give themselves permission to impose a burqa ban in the interests of homeland security; after all, is Morocco “Islamophobic”?

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