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France Burqa Ban

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

Leland Ware | Posted 09.02.2014 | 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.

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.

France Stands By Ban On Full Veils After Riots

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) - Interior Minister Manuel Valls defended on Monday France's ban on wearing full-face veils in public places after a police...

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 ...

Which Country Will Be Next To Ban Burqas?

Posted 06.11.2011 | World

In a move that has already been met with a burst of civil defiance, France became the first country to ban Islamic face veils anywhere in public. ...

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...

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.

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.

French Lawmaker: Burqas Are 'Walking Coffins'

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — As France's parliament debates whether to ban burqa-like Muslim veils, one lawmaker compares them to muzzles, or "walking coffins." Anot...

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...

French Parliament 'Overwhelmingly' Approves Ban On Islamic Face Veils

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a ban on wearing burqa-style Islamic veils Tuesday, part of a determined effo...

Belgium Poised To Ban Muslim Veil

Religion News Service | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Elizabeth Bryant Religion News Service PARIS (RNS) Belgium is poised to become Europe's first country to ban the face-covering Islamic veil, after...

A Jewish Voice Against the Burqa Ban

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It is easy to see how the "burqa ban" might be misused as a part of a broader effort to stigmatize a religious population, one that already perceives itself to be on the margins of society.

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...

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...

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...

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...