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Islamic Headscarf Ban

Turkey's Body Politics: Can Turkish Democracy Survive?

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Roger Friedland

Everyone was keeping an eye on Turkey, hopeful that this country would show the way that liberal democracy and political Islam might together find an alternative path to modernity.

Belgian City Scraps Headscarf Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Belgian city of Ghent has scrapped its ban on civil servants wearing headscarves after its Socialist and Green majority overturned a m...

Football Drops Headscarf Ban

Posted 03.07.2012 | World

By John Duerden, The Diplomat The ban on the hijab in football has been lifted and as long as the unanimous decision, taken by International ...

Islam, Gender And Democracy In Turkey

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Roger Friedland

In Turkey secularism means state control of Islam and the exclusion of Islam from the public sphere, an enforced privatization of religion. Ataturk's secular republic had shut down all independent mosques.

Hijab Gets 16-Year-Old Banned From School In Spain

Telegraph | Fiona Govan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been banned from classes in Spain after refusing to remove her Islamic headscarf, re-igniting the national debate over th...