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British-Pakistani Bishop Calls for Burqa Ban

Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistan-born former Bishop of Rochester, has weighed into the controversy around Islamic face veils to call for a near-total ban on the garments, supported by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.

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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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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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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Cameron Backs Move to Ban Full Face Veils

David Cameron has backed rules that would allow public officials to ban women from wearing full face veils in certain venues where identity and personal recognition are important. “Proper and sensible,” says the prime minister regarding a proposal that would see Muslim