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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 20: A Turkish girl stands in a crowd of women wearing burqas during the Shia holy day Ashura February 20, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ashura is a Shia Muslim holy day, celebrated as the most important day of the longer Muharram festival. The Ashura festival commemorates …

Strong Majority of Brits Back Burqa Ban

Most Brits back a ban on Islamic burkas or niqabs, a new survey has found, and a significant portion said  Islam, in general, is not compatible with their British way of life.

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Norway to Ban Muslim Veil in All Schools

The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers.

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Austrian Government Agrees Ban on Islamic Veil in Public

Austria’s governing coalition has agreed to prohibit full-face veils in courts, schools and other “public places” as part of a package of reforms drawn up after more than a week of negotiations.

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Morocco Bans the Burqa

Morocco is about 99% Muslim, so it would seem like an unlikely jurisdiction for one of the world’s strictest burqa bans.

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Egyptian MP Seeks to Ban Face Veil, Says It’s a ‘Jewish Custom’

JAFFA, Israel – A female Egyptian lawmaker is supporting a bill that would ban women from wearing a face-covering veil, a custom increasingly common in hardline Islamist circles. Dr. Amneh Nusseir, a philosophy and religious studies professor at Cairo’s Al Azhar University, welcomed

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18 Months For Woman Who Assaulted Police After Being Told To Remove Niqab

A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to 18 months in prison following an incident in a police station after her arrest for refusing to take off her niqab. Stephanie Djato was arrested on 31 May 2012 at a bus stop in the Brussels borough of Jette. She had

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After Paris Jihadi Attacks, Northern Italy Bans Burqa

The northern Italian region of Lombardy has passed regulations forbidding access into hospitals and public buildings to anyone wearing face-covering garments, such as the burqa and niqab; this is the first regional law to explicitly outlaw Islamic face coverings in Italy.