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Burqa, Miter, Cowl, Veil

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

"Apparel oft proclaims the man." --Polonius to Laertes, Hamlet It may be that both the burka and the bikini were devised by men as solutions to a m...

Demystifying the Burqa

Harris Zafar | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Harris Zafar

All eyes are on France this week, as their ban of Islamic veils went into effect on Monday. Extremists on opposite sides of this debate have engaged in a virtual tug-of-war, and Muslim women are the rope.

The Burqa Ban: Another Misguided Step Toward So-Called Equality

Katie Hawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katie Hawkes

Surely it is a logical fallacy to brand a religious practice as 100-percent erroneous because it has been warped at the hands of fanatics. Perhaps we are the ones with a warped idea of what is truly beautiful.

WaPo 'On Faith': What Not To Wear: Outlawing The Face Veil

The Washington Post | Zehra Rizavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The debate on the merits of the face veil must come from within the religion, not imposed from without. When European governments inject themselves in...

Don't Mess With My Burqa, Monsieur

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

I'm already making plans to arrive at terminal 2 of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris in the spring of 2011 sporting my burqa.

Why I Hate the Burqa -- And Yes, I Wear One

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Outlawing the burqa will create a tremendous divide between non-Muslims and Muslims. But wearing the burqa in the West is also just plain stupid.

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.

Why I Support a Ban on Burqas

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The burqa is not a dress, it's a message, one that clearly communicates the subjugation, the subservience, the crushing and the defeat of women.

Man Denied French Citizenship Because Wife Wears Veil

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Moroccan man has been denied French citizenship because he demanded his French wife wear a full-face Islamic veil, Reuters reports. "It emerged d...

France Will Oppose But Not Ban Burqas

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS (Reuters) - France will issue recommendations against full face veils but not pass a law barring Muslim women from wearing them, a leading backe...

Sarkozy: Full Veil Not Welcome In France

The Guardian | Lizzy Davies Paris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicolas Sarkozy last night threw his weight behind moves to ban the full Islamic veil in France, calling for an "unambiguous" parliamentary resolution...

French Bank Denies Woman Entry For Wearing A Hijab (VIDEO)

Linktv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

France caused a stir in the Muslim world in 2004 with a law barring the hijab (headscarf) and all other religious clothing from state primary and seco...

France Burqa Stance Elicits Al Qaeda Threat

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following an imbroglio in France in late June when President Nicolas Sarkozy declared the burqa to be unwelcome and against French values, al Qaeda is...