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French Call For Veil Ban In Public Buildings

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A parliamentary panel will recommend on Tuesday that France ban face-covering Muslim veils in public locations such as hospitals and sch...

Egypt Plans To Ban Full Veils

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab....

What's Under Your Burka, Barbie?

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Eltahawy

Who needs Ken when Burka Barbie can have Angry Bearded Muslim Man as her companion? (I want my share of royalties for that idea).

Passive European Muslims Partially To Blame for Swiss Minaret Ban

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Switzerland's Muslims can remain silent and continue to be marginalized or they can involve themselves in government policy and the media to shape their future.

Writer Wears Burka For One Week: "It Felt Like A Prison"

Daily Mail | Liz Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Squatting next to me is my burka. It looks so innocuous: just a few yards of black fabric. But, my goodness, how oppressive it is, how suffocating, ho...

Middle Eastern-Inspired Fashion Raises Some Eyebrows | Kristin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Even as the great veil debate raged on this month in France - President Nicolas Sarkozy supports a ban on Muslim women wearing them in public- Paris c...

Muslim Chic

Gioia Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gioia Diliberto

Westerners often assume that Muslim women would get rid of their head scarves if given a chance. It must be a husband or father who forces them to cover up. That's a serious misconception.

Mini Skirts, Yes. Burqas, No?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

A secular society has no business making decisions based on religion, and that means in either direction. If God is neutral toward the mini skirt, he is neutral toward the burqa.

Sarkozy is Not Welcome in a Burka

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Rehab

Is there a real difference between France or Turkey forcing women to remove their veils, and Saudi Arabia or Iran forcing them to keep them on?

What Shariah Law Is All About

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Rather than fear Shariah law, we should understand what it actually is. Then we can encourage Muslim countries to make the changes that achieve the essence of fairness and justice at the root of Islam.

Taliban Easing Beard, Burqa And Bollywood Rules

The Independent | Kim Sengupta and Jerome Starkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban, whose extreme interpretation of Sharia law and its harsh punishments made Afghanistan one of world's most repressive and reviled regimes,...

Egyptian Women: Image vs. Reality

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

If you see a woman in Cairo with her hair uncovered, she is either Christian, a tourist, or very, very brave.