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Headscarf Tax?

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Headscarf Tax?

It’s like a race to see who can say the most ridiculous thing about hijab.  And Geert Wilders (leader of the far-right “Freedom Party” in Holland), wants in: Wilders’s newest proposal is to tax the Muslim headscarf. Any Muslim woman who wants to wear a headscarf – which he described as a ‘head-rag’ – would […]

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Muslim organization urges Ottawa to ban burkas, niqabs in public

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Muslim organization urges Ottawa to ban burkas, niqabs in public

The Muslim Canadian Congress called on the federal government to prohibit the two garments in order to prevent women from covering their faces in public – a practice the group said has no place in a society that supports gender equality. Keep Reading Tweet

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Egypt cleric ‘to ban full veils’ & Shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s reply to this issue

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Egypt cleric ‘to ban full veils’ & Shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s reply to this issue

Egypt’s highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women’s veils, known as the niqab. Sheikh Mohamed Tantawi, dean of al-Azhar university, called full-face veiling a custom that has nothing to do with the Islamic faith. Although most Muslim women in Egypt wear the Islamic headscarf, […]

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France: Woman Wearing Hijab Denied By Bank

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France: Woman Wearing Hijab Denied By Bank

… Earlier this week, Société Générale, one of France’s largest Banks, refused to let a 24-year-old female Muslim customer enter the bank, unless she removed her headscarf. The hijab-wearing woman said that her face was visible and she posed no security risk to the bank. She also said that she will be suing the bank. […]

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Burquini?

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Burquini?

PARIS – A Muslim woman garbed in a head-to-toe swimsuit — dubbed a “burquini” — may have opened a new chapter in France’s tussle between religious practices and its stern secular code. Officials insisted Wednesday they banned the woman’s use of the Islam-friendly suit at a local pool because of France’s pool hygiene standards — […]

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