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France Passes Law BANNING Full Islamic Veils

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The French Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil on public streets and other places, a mea...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Criticizes European Burqa Bans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Anto Akkara Religion News Service/ENInews NAGPUR, India (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams deplored attempts by European gov...

What Not To Wear: Dictating Islamic Fashion In France

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

The burqa ban is really less about preserving women's freedom and more about the underlying discomfort that many in France have over the growth of Islam and the increasing assertion of Muslim identity in the public sphere.

The Ban: Hiding Our Deepest Fears Behind the Burqa

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

The burqa ban has nothing to do with protecting women's rights. It's a handout to far-right political parties at the cost of marginalizing a group that is already marginalized: Muslim communities in Europe.

Belgium Poised To Ban Muslim Veil

Religion News Service | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Elizabeth Bryant Religion News Service PARIS (RNS) Belgium is poised to become Europe's first country to ban the face-covering Islamic veil, after...

A Jewish Voice Against the Burqa Ban

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It is easy to see how the "burqa ban" might be misused as a part of a broader effort to stigmatize a religious population, one that already perceives itself to be on the margins of society.

Making The Burqa Sexy: A New Frontier In Advertising?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

In a post 9/11 world, the burqa has perhaps become the most prominent representation of the subjugation of Muslim women. It has become an increasingly powerful political tool.

Sarkozy's Anti-Burqa Stance Deprives Women of Identity

Berit Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Berit Anderson

Sarkozy is sending the message to the French public that a person cannot simultaneously be a French citizen and a conservative Muslim.

French Wants To Study Burqa Wear, May Ban It In Public

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France wants to study the small but growing trend of burqa wear, with an eye to possibly banning the Islamic garment from being worn in ...