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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.

Does The French Law Forbidding Full-Face Veils Cover Up the Real Problem?

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 01.18.2012 | Women
Nancy Graham Holm

What we need are public policies and personal practices that bridge gaps instead of creating them.

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

Vichy Revisited: Sarkozy Versus the Gypsies

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michele Langevine Leiby

There can be no justification for treating the Roma any differently from other EU citizens. Specifically targeting them for expulsion clearly contravenes EU law.

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 Ban Veils Sarkozy's Political Ambitions

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The Taliban are thought to be an oppressive regime because of brutish laws like the one forcing women to wear burqas. Does forcing women to remove them make the French any better?

Burqa Battle: Rooting for Sarkozy to Win

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

Every religious group has customs that should be respected among those of that faith, but the public is under no obligation to embrace these customs, let alone acquiesce to them.

France Veil Ban To Be Submitted By Sarkozy

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday ordered legislation that would ban women from wearing Islamic veils that hide the face in ...

Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Sledge

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan -- whose visa was formerly revoked by the State Department in 2004 -- has returned to the United States for a series of lectures.

Sex and the City 2's Wardrobe Malfunction

Jayne Huckerby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayne Huckerby

It was shocking to see Sex and the City 2 work overtime to stereotype women in Muslim countries as subjugated and ignorant.

Belgium Parliament Approves Burqa Ban

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — A parliamentary committee unanimously voted Wednesday to ban the wearing of face-covering veils in public, a major step in the legisl...

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...

Should the French Veil Ban Concern the West?

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jehan S. Harney

In order for us to win the battle against radical Islam we must not compromise our values as a result of few militant Muslims' manipulation of religion or use of the burqa and niqab as a cover to commit crimes.

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.

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...

French Identity Debate: Beyond Burqas

GlobalPost | Mildrade Cherfils | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS, France -- A panel of French lawmakers has recommended passing a law to forbid women from wearing head-to-toe Islamic dress in some public space...

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...

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 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...