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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...

The Burkini Ban And The Notion Of A 'Good' French Muslim Woman

Akram Belkaïd | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Akram Belkaïd

Whether you like it or not, it always comes back to the same question of assimilation: Does being a "good" French Muslim woman mean that she must never show that she is Muslim?

Single in the City: The Niqab and I

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.14.2012 | Style
Rym Tina Ghazal

By banning the niqab and burqa we are not really helping anyone. A truly repressed woman has far bigger problems than what she wears on her face.

Does The French Law Forbidding Full-Face Veils Cover Up the Real Problem?

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 01.18.2012 | Women
Nancy Graham Holm

What we need are public policies and personal practices that bridge gaps instead of creating them.

The French Ban of Burqa and the Age of Reason

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

When Muslim women insist on wearing burqas and not being searched, it infringes upon other citizens' right to security.

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...

Vichy Revisited: Sarkozy Versus the Gypsies

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michele Langevine Leiby

There can be no justification for treating the Roma any differently from other EU citizens. Specifically targeting them for expulsion clearly contravenes EU law.

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.

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.

French Ban Veils Sarkozy's Political Ambitions

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The Taliban are thought to be an oppressive regime because of brutish laws like the one forcing women to wear burqas. Does forcing women to remove them make the French any better?

Burqa Battle: Rooting for Sarkozy to Win

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

Every religious group has customs that should be respected among those of that faith, but the public is under no obligation to embrace these customs, let alone acquiesce to them.

Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Sledge

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan -- whose visa was formerly revoked by the State Department in 2004 -- has returned to the United States for a series of lectures.

Sex and the City 2's Wardrobe Malfunction

Jayne Huckerby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayne Huckerby

It was shocking to see Sex and the City 2 work overtime to stereotype women in Muslim countries as subjugated and ignorant.

Should the French Veil Ban Concern the West?

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jehan S. Harney

In order for us to win the battle against radical Islam we must not compromise our values as a result of few militant Muslims' manipulation of religion or use of the burqa and niqab as a cover to commit crimes.

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...

French Identity Debate: Beyond Burqas

GlobalPost | Mildrade Cherfils | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS, France -- A panel of French lawmakers has recommended passing a law to forbid women from wearing head-to-toe Islamic dress in some public space...

Wailing Over Veiling

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

My personal likes and dislikes do not offer a sufficient raison de'etre to unveil anyone. And neither do yours.

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...

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...

France Tells Women What Not to Wear

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There are hundreds of points of action that feminists across Europe would prioritize above banning the burqa, were anyone to actually ask us.

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...

What's Really Underneath the 'Burqini' Controversy?

Freedom House | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freedom House

Verbally attacking women and banning them from public places is not the right path for France to choose. These actions only serve to further isolate Muslim women from society.

Burqas: When Religion Trumps Citizenship

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Muslim women in burqas are not being "protected"; they are being marginalized.