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Muslim Veil

Behind The Niqab: A View From Underneath The Veil Worn By Some Muslim Women

The Associated Press | HASSAN AMMAR | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab. F...

Central African Nation Bans Muslim Women From Wearing Full-Face Veils

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Congo-Brazzaville, a Central African nation, has banned women from wearing a full-face veil in public, saying it wanted to prevent terrorist act...

German High Court Overturns Headscarf Ban For Teachers

AP | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court on Friday struck down a state law banning teachers from wearing headscarves as unconstitutional, saying it vio...

Paris Opera Cast Refuses To Perform Until Woman Wearing Full Veil Leaves Audience

The New York Times | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

The government said Monday that it would circulate guidelines for cultural institutions on France’s law against wearing full veils in public places ...

Why Many Muslim Women In Britain Are Donning The Veil

Reuters | Belinda Goldsmith & Olivia Harris | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to w...

Video Art Piece Asks 'How Does Freedom Dress?'

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

A veil is just a piece of cloth, but it often takes on enormous political and social implications that can fail to take the agency of the wearer into ...

I Was Attacked For Wearing A Muslim Veil

Aissetou | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Aissetou

Then, he took a sharp object and started to scar my face with short and quick movements while the second guy was pressing his body against mine and he was blocking my head.

WATCH: Powerful Afghan Show Lets Muslim Women Speak Against Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Afghan television program is hoping to provide a forum for local women to speak out against widespread abuse, rape and other issues, CNN is repo...

Richard Dawkins Likens Burqas To Trash Bags, Speaks Of 'Visceral Revulsion' To Islamic Veils

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Outspoken British academic Richard Dawkins has sparked outrage by likening the burqa to a "full bin liner." [The British phrase for trash bag.] In...