Tag: burqa ban

Nora Illi, the women's representative of an unofficial group called the Islamic Central Committee of Switzerland, wears a niqab as she attends a Sunday night talkshow on November 6, 2016 in Berlin. German public broadcaster ARD came under fire on November 7, 2016 for allowing Illi to wear a full-face …

Veiled Islamist Activist Arrested in Burqa-Ban Vienna

Swiss Islamist activist Nora Illi was briefly detained by police in Vienna after she and three other women wore full-face Islamic veils in the centre of the city where wearing the garment is banned.

French businessman Rachid Nekkaz (R) walks with Kenza Drider (R), candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, on December 12, 2011 in Paris, after Drider appeared at the police tribunal for violating France's niqab ban. Since a burqa and niqab ban came into force in France with the threat of …

Algerian Millionaire Promises to Pay All Burqa Ban Fines

Algerian millionaire and political activist Rachid Nekkaz has promised to pay the €150 fines of any Muslim woman caught wearing the full-face Islamic veil in Austria after the ban on the garment comes into effect on October 1st. Mr. Nekkaz (pictured,

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Austria to Ban Burqas from October

VIENNA (AFP) – New Austrian legislation came into force Friday that will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places from October 1.

A woman wearing a niqab, the islamic full veil, walks in a street of Lyon, eastern France, on January 25, 2010. A ban on the wearing of the full Islamic veil is being studied in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. In France a parliamentary commission is …

Austrian Burqa Ban Passed into Law

Austria has passed into law a ban on wearing full-face Islamic veils, such as the burqa and the niqab, in public. Violators face fines when the legislation comes into effect in October.

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Austrian Government to Ban Burqa

The grand coalition government of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Socialist Party (SPÖ) have now agreed to ban the full-face Islamic veil, known as the burqa, as part of a new integration package.

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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.

BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 14: A Muslim woman wearing a niqab veil protests outside Bangor Street Community centre where Leader of the House of Commons Jack Straw is holding one of his weekend surgery appointments where he faced a protest by around 50 Muslim protesters on October 14, 2006, …

British Muslim Cleric Calls for Burqa Ban

An Oxford-based Muslim cleric has called for Britain to ban the burqa, arguing that the wearing of a face veil is not Islamic but the product of a misogynistic culture.

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Swiss Lawmakers Approve Step Towards Burqa Ban

GENEVA (AFP) – Switzerland’s lower house on Tuesday narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide burqa ban, the ATS news agency reported, but the measure remains far from coming into force.

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Bulgaria Becomes Third Country to Ban the Burqa

The Bulgarian Parliament has overwhelmingly given the green light to a proposed ban on the wearing of burqas in the country, with only eight Members of Parliament voting against it. The bill’s approval means that Bulgaria is on track to

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Merkel’s Party Says Burqa Should Not Be Worn In Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – Under pressure to toughen their stance on migrants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives called on Thursday for an effective ban on the burqa, saying the full body covering worn by some Muslim women should not be worn

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Slovenia Called To Consider New Immigration Laws, Burqa Ban

Ban the burqa and enact urgent new immigration laws. That is the simple prescription for social order from Slovenia’s parliamentary opposition as the tiny European nation struggles to cope with the migrant invasion convulsing its borders and interior. A new bill proposed by the