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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...

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.

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.

French Burqa Ban: Council Advises Against Total Ban

AP | DEBORAH SEWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France's highest administrative body warned Tuesday that a total prohibition on full-body Islamic veils in public risks being found unco...

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.

French Call For Veil Ban In Public Buildings

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A parliamentary panel will recommend on Tuesday that France ban face-covering Muslim veils in public locations such as hospitals and sch...

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 Moves Closer To Banning Muslim Niqabs And Burqas

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA VERRIERE, France — The man she married is French, her four children were born in France and she speaks French with only a trace of her native...

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 Tells Women What Not to Wear

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
LabourList

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

Which Attack On Muslim Wear Is The Most Outlandish? (IMAGES, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared earlier this year that the Islamic burqa was a symbol of subservience. In other incidents, two women were ba...

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.

Sarkozy Hiding Behind the Burqa

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

"What does Sarkozy think? Outlawing burqas is going to make these women walk outside in a sundress?" asked one social worker. "They just won't leave home as often. He is sentencing them to prison!"

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...

Muslim Chic

Gioia Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gioia Diliberto

Westerners often assume that Muslim women would get rid of their head scarves if given a chance. It must be a husband or father who forces them to cover up. That's a serious misconception.

Mini Skirts, Yes. Burqas, No?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

A secular society has no business making decisions based on religion, and that means in either direction. If God is neutral toward the mini skirt, he is neutral toward the burqa.

French Burqa Ban Commission Created

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A top Muslim group in Britain lashed out at Nicolas Sarkozy as "patronizing and offensive" on Tuesday, after the French president said b...

Sarkozy: Burqas Are 'Not Welcome' In France

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Monday that the Islamic burqa is not welcome in France, branding the face-covering, body-length gown ...