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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.


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.

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Palestinians Refuse to Rename Woman’s Center Honoring Terrorist

The West Bank town of Burqa on Tuesday vowed that it “would never capitulate to pressure and blackmail” and would not rename a women’s center named after a female Palestinian terrorist, after the facility’s international backers pulled their support and lambasted the Palestinians for glorifying terrorism.


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.


Parish Priest Dresses Virgin Mary in Burqa for Nativity Scene

A parish priest in the south of Italy enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church’s Christmas Nativity scene, adding a boatful of refugees and a rainbow flag in place of the star of


Georgia Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban the Burqa

A Georgia state legislator has introduced a bill aimed at banning Muslim women from wearing the burqa or other traditional Muslim veils, a response to constituents’ fears of terrorism.


German Interior Minister Calls For Partial Burqa Ban

(AFP) – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out Friday in favor of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration. “We agree that we reject the burqa, we agree that we want to introduce a


European Court Rules Workplace Hijab Ban Illegal

The European Court of Justice has made a ruling declaring it illegal for a business to fire a woman because she wore a hijab to work, saying customers and employers should get used to it. The case was brought to

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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.

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Switzerland Bans Burqa, Women Face Fines Up to $10,000

The town of Ticino in Switzerland approved a referendum to ban burqas, after the Swiss parliament decided a ban would not “violate the country’s federal law.” Women could receive a fine up to £6,500 ($9,828.84) if caught wearing a burqa, which covers their entire body from head to foot.

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Burqa Ban Sweeping Africa: Senegal Latest to Curb Full-Face Veil

The government of Senegal has just announced a ban on wearing the burqa, or Islamic full-face veil, following mass arrests of individuals with suspected ties to ISIS affiliate Boko Haram. Senegal’s population is 92 percent Muslim.

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Burqa Ban Call From Senior Ally Of Chancellor Merkel

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has called for a burqa ban and stricter immigration rules for Germany. Guido Wolf, a senior politician in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, made the call in an