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Burqah Ban, Multiculturalism and Secularism

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

As the globe becomes more cosmopolitan, it becomes even more important to get our balance right. And a correct balance is what underpins liberal secularism.

Suddenly Europe's Far Right Loves Human Rights Courts

Andrew Guzman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Andrew Guzman

Human rights advocates place great faith in international treaties and the courts designed to enforce them, but the right wing of the political spectrum tends to be less enthusiastic about these institutions.

No Headscarves In Schools, No Burqas In Public: Colorblind Racism In France

Leland Ware | Posted 07.03.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

Race and ethnicity are important but largely unacknowledged aspects of the immigration debates in France. The term "immigrant" has become a shorthand reference to ethnic minorities who are harshly criticized for failing to embrace French values and traditions.

The Problem With Banning the Burqa

Craig Considine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Legislating against and criminalizing the burqa is not, as many critics argue, going to achieve gender parity in Western societies. Rather, banning the burqa is going to bully Muslim women into abandoning their cultural traditions, religious obligations, and political expressions.

France's Burqa Ban Gets New Scrutiny in European Court

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

The European Court of Human Rights is considering a case brought by an unnamed Muslim woman who says the French mandate that she remove her veil in public is an infringement on her religious, free speech, and privacy rights.

Where Do We Draw the Line on Religious Abuse?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The recent push in Quebec to ban religious clothing and symbols such as the burka and niqab reignited the heated debate about the role of the state in...

Why Is the Burqa a Buzzword?

Farahnaz Zahidi | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Farahnaz Zahidi

We are honestly just as normal or as crazy as the rest of the women of the world. We laugh. We cry. We make mistakes. We are women who earn for their families and we are women who are home-makers, or we are both.

Jason Linkins

Let's Ban Burqas To Stop Imaginary Crime Wave, Says Trollgaze Columnist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

I strongly suspect that Daniel Pipes is trying to invigorate the passions of the Washington Times readership while simultaneously offering the rest of...

Swiss Parliament Rejects Burqa Ban Bid

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

GENEVA -- Swiss lawmakers have rejected a proposal to ban face-covering veils, such as the burqa worn by some Muslim women, in public spaces. Parliam...

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.

Dutch Burqa Ban May Be Headed For The Trash Can

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch government plans to ban the wearing of burqas and forbid citizens of the Netherlands from holding dual nationality are unlikely to ...

Dutch 'Burqa Ban' May Be Off The Table After Government Collapse

Reuters | Gilbert Kreijger | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Gilbert Kreijger AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - With the collapse of the Dutch centre-right government, the Netherlands may now drop some of ...

Australian Law Requires Women To Remove Muslim Face Coverings

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Muslim women in Australia's most populous state will have to remove veils to have their signatures officially witnessed under t...

Liberation Through Assimilation: Burqa Ban Comes To Canada

Sonny Singh | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Sonny Singh

This isn't about whether we think wearing burqas or niqabs is a good idea or not. The issue is whether a government should be able to impose its notion of national identity on its citizens

The Next Country To Ban The Burqa?

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion

ROME -- An Italian parliamentary commission on Tuesday approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The dr...

Banning the Burqa: Behind the Veil of France's New Law

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robyn Carolyn Price

What has prompted a secular government to involve itself in religious affairs and define what certain religious symbols mean?

French Burqa Ban Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Mike Ghouse | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Sustainable cultural change can come only though free will and not compulsion. I am not for the burqa, but we have to defend the woman's right to wear what she chooses.

First Woman Ticketed For Violating French Burqa Ban

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

PARIS -- A woman has been ticketed in a suburban Paris shopping center for wearing a face veil, in the first reported sanction under a new ban on the ...

Two Women Detained As France's Islamic Veiling Ban Kicks In

AP | By CAMILLE RUSTICI | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

PARIS -- France's new ban on Islamic face veils was met with a burst of defiance Monday, as several women appeared veiled in front of Paris' Notre Dam...

Haterism: Arizona and France Have More In Common Than You Think

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

The unfortunate result of Arizona's new law and similar manifestations of intolerance in France, Belgium, and Switzerland will be further alienation and stigmatization of immigrant communities.

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.

Islamophobia Peaks in Europe

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claire Gordon

Right-wing populist parties have emerged in every Western European country, united in their fight against the "Islamicization of Europe."

France Passes Law BANNING Full Islamic Veils

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The French Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil on public streets and other places, a mea...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Criticizes European Burqa Bans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Anto Akkara Religion News Service/ENInews NAGPUR, India (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams deplored attempts by European gov...

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.