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French Burqa Ban

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

Muslims Gain Freedom In Middle East, Lose It In Europe

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has approved a law that "benefits" more or less 2,000 burqa-clad women, who were subjected to patriarchal oppression. Much to my surprise, the law is being rigidly enforced.

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.

Telling Muslim Women What Not To Wear

Kari Ansari | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

France has now officially outlawed the Islamic niqab or burqa in public. Where's the liberté in that?

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...

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.

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 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...