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  • March of the Burkha brigade: Women lead the charge in bloody clashes

    07/03/2007 5:18:50 PM PDT · by fanfan · 19 replies · 754+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 4th July 2007 | LAURA CLARK
    Like some secretive, sinister army they march on their target. With only eyes visible behind black burkhas, scores of women wielding bamboo poles descend on a police checkpoint in the Pakistan capital of Islamabad. Backed by armed male students, they snatched weapons and took four officials hostage, triggering a gun battle that left at least nine people dead and 140 wounded. As the bullets flew, many of the women took to rooftops to shout anti- Government slogans. Students set fire to two government offices and torched dozens of cars outside. There were even loudspeaker calls for suicide attacks on the...
  • [Muslim] Indian Activists Decry Burqa Ban [in India]

    05/06/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 10 replies
    OnIslam ^ | 28 April 2012 | OnIslam
    CAIRO – Indian activists have warned that a recent decision by a Mangalore college to ban full face-veil in classes would force Muslim students to quit education, a move that could increase dangerous illiteracy rate among Muslim women. "The burqa is a cultural symbol for Muslim women,” Ruth Manorama, president of the National Alliance of Women, told the Times of India on Friday, April 27. “I don't see any point in educational institutions putting a ban on it,” he added. The controversial ban on burqa was imposed by the St Aloysius Pre-University College as part of its prospectus for undergraduate...
  • Sculptor Sergio Redegalli defies 'bullies' and refuses to take down anti-burka mural

    01/18/2011 2:55:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th January 2011
    A SYDNEY artist whose anti-burka mural has infuriated left-wing and Islamic activists is vowing that the provocative artwork will stay in place despite death threats, abuse, a string of vandalism attacks, a violent weekend protest and a police request to remove it. Newtown glass sculptor Sergio Redegalli has this week restored the mural painted outside his studio for more than the 40th time after dozens of graffiti and paint-bomb attacks by protesters who say it is racist and inflammatory. In the latest incident last Sunday, a crowd of 50 activists hurled paint at the mural and then turned on...
  • Police say man wearing burqa robs Md. bank

    08/11/2010 1:02:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies
    Google/AP ^ | Aug 11, 2010
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots.
  • A Burka is Not for Spring Break

    04/14/2010 6:24:46 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 28 replies · 1,251+ views
    David Horowitz's News Real Blog ^ | April 14, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Picture me on the Eurostar, in Brussels, Belgium. The year is 2004. There’s a veil-wearing lady sitting behind me with her friend. Like most women of a certain age, they’re chattering their heads off. Later, however, the loud conversation takes a sharp turn, when the Muslim lady pontificates about the superiority of Islam and the evils of paganism. But, if I had been sharing my Protestant beliefs? From a theological perspective, there’s nothing wrong with Muslims or Christians peacefully evangelizing. I am a friend of free speech. But the subject of clothing politics (for want of a better term) is...
  • UK: MP quizzed by police after saying 'wearing burkha was like having paper bag over your head'

    03/23/2010 10:28:34 AM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 638+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 23, 2010
    An MP was investigated by police for inciting racial hatred over controversial comments about the burkha following complaints from a human rights association. Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said wearing the garment was the religious equivalent of 'going round with a paper bag over your head'. During a parliamentary debate last month he urged the House of Commons to 'seriously consider' banning the garment.   Now it has emerged police received a complaint about the Kettering MP a few days after his comments from the Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council (NREC). Officers rang Mr Hollobone to say a complaint had...
  • Barbie Converts to Islam

    11/27/2009 3:57:15 PM PST · by Abakumov · 31 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2009 | Editorial
    Western culture has lost another battle in the clash of civilizations as Barbie dons the burqa. Burkha Barbie, by Italian designer Eliana Lorena, will be among the dolls auctioned by Sotheby's in a benefit for the nongovernment charity Save the Children. The message to little girls worldwide: Abandon all hope.
  • COMING SOON-Suicide Bomber Barbie??

    11/22/2009 11:29:20 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 459+ views
    UK Telegraph/The Lid ^ | 11/22/09 | The Lid
    Nothing like the world of political correctness. In its desire to have something for everybody, the Mattel Corporation has decided to create a Barbie Doll wearing the symbol of the harsh Islamist Repression of women: One of the world's most famous children's toys, Barbie, has been given a makeover - wearing a burkha. Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby's for Save The Children. More than 500 Barbies went on show yesterday at the Salone dei Cinquecento, in Florence, Italy. 'I think this is really important for girls,...
  • Catholic school bars Muslim teacher who refused to remove face veil so staff could identify her

    06/29/2009 8:33:02 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies · 1,001+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th June 2009 | James Tozer
    A Muslim teacher was barred from a Roman Catholic college after refusing to remove her full-face veil so staff could identify her. The woman, who works at an Islamic school, opted to leave instead and now the college could face a claim of religious discrimination. The teacher was at an open day at the sixth-form college with two female pupils, all of them wearing niqabs showing only their eyes. After they were asked to remove them to comply with college policy, the girls, thought to be aged 15, agreed but their teacher refused and left. The incident in Justice Secretary...
  • No, madam, it's you who have offended MY values

    06/17/2009 6:52:39 AM PDT · by kalee · 17 replies · 1,503+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 6/17/2009 | Allison Pearson
    On a train to London, a young woman wearing a burkha, with only her heavily made-up eyes peeping out, did not have a valid ticket. Challenged by the guard, the young woman gave a litany of excuses. She had left her bag at her boyfriend's, he had bought the ticket, she had no money on her... My friend Jane, who was in the same carriage, noticed how the guard became nervous as the Muslim girl presented herself as an innocent in a society she didn't understand. Instead of issuing a penalty fine, the guard backed off, shrugging his helplessness at...
  • Saudi cleric favours one-eye veil

    10/04/2008 1:00:20 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 28 replies · 1,092+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-3-08 | BBC
    A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.
  • Muslim Grievance Theater: Hijab Women Dissed @ Obama Rally Are Muslim Terror Front-Group Activists

    06/19/2008 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 746+ views ^ | June 19, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    - Top Islamic Proselytizer As soon as I heard about the Muslim women in hijabs being excluded from sitting behind Barack Obama at a Michigan rally, I knew what you probably knew: that CAIR and ADC and MPAC and ISNA, the alphabet soup of terrorist-sympathizing, pan-HAMAS/Hezbollah Islamofascist grievance theater, would milk the story like there's no tomorrow. It was ripe fodder for their PR branch of the jihad against America and the West. Now, I've come to learn that one of the hijab-encrusted, rejected whiners, Hebba Aref, was an official of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), in charge of proselytizing....
  • Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

    06/18/2008 8:30:58 AM PDT · by homeguard · 99 replies · 606+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith
    Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally in Detroit Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate. The campaign has apologized to the women, all Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally. "This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama's commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton, who added that the volunteers were acting...
  • Me without my hijab

    06/08/2008 10:59:18 AM PDT · by rocksblues · 64 replies · 798+ views
    la times ^ | June 8, 2008 | Zainab Mineeia
    When I came to this country, I took off my hijab. It wasn't an easy decision. I worried at night that God would punish me for it. That's what I had been taught would happen, and it filled me with fear. I was 27, coming from my home country of Iraq to study in California. I hoped that by taking off the hijab I had been wearing for eight years, I would be able to maintain a low profile. In Baghdad, you keep a low profile to stay alive. But in the United States, I merely wanted not to be...
  • Restraint? Sure. Oppression? Hardly. {Muslim women}

    07/22/2007 10:07:15 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 53 replies · 1,116+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2007 | Leila Aboulela
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-- The West believes that Islam oppresses women. But as a Muslim, descended from generations of Muslims, I have a different story to tell. It starts like this: You say, "The sea is salty." I say, "But it is blue and full of fish." I am not objective about Islam, and although I am considerably Westernized, I can never truly see it through Western eyes. I am in this religion. It is in me. And articulating the intimacy of faith and the experience of worship to a Western audience is a challenge and a discovery... Recently,...
  • Head-to-toe Muslim veils test tolerance of stridently secular Britain

    06/21/2007 5:56:04 PM PDT · by traumer · 78 replies · 2,795+ views
    LONDON: Increasingly, Muslim women in Britain take their children to school and run errands covered head to toe in flowing black gowns that allow only a slit for their eyes. Like little else, their appearance has unnerved Britons, testing the limits of tolerance in this stridently secular nation. Many veiled women say they are targets of abuse. At the same time, efforts are growing to place legal curbs on the full Muslim veil, known as the niqab. The past year has seen numerous examples: A lawyer dressed in a niqab was told by an immigration judge that she could not...
  • Raped 'for reading Holy Bible'

    04/19/2007 12:13:12 AM PDT · by XR7 · 24 replies · 1,814+ views ^ | 4/18/07 | Evelyn Yamine
    AN Iraqi Muslim man allegedly raped a Muslim woman as "punishment" for her reading the Bible. Campbelltown District Court in Sydney's west yesterday heard Abdul Reda Al Shawany twice sexually assaulted the woman, a practising Muslim, and then said to her: "Let your Jesus help you." Al Shawany, 52, has plead not guilty to two counts of having sexual intercourse without consent between September 1 and 27, 2002, at a unit in Warwick Farm. At the first day of the week-long trial yesterday, Crown prosecutor Michael O'Brien outlined the case and told how the woman allegedly kept the clothes and...
  • CAPTION THIS [Sharia Chic]

    02/12/2007 11:03:19 AM PST · by Alouette · 69 replies · 3,058+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 12, 2007
    A model wears an outfit by Fashion East designer Louise Golden during her catwalk show at London Fashion Week in London, Monday Feb. 12, 2007. The designers are showing their Autumn/ Winter 2007/8 collections. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) A model wears an outfit by Fashion East designer Louise Golden during her catwalk show at London Fashion Week in London, Monday Feb. 12, 2007. The designers are showing their Autumn/ Winter 2007/8 collections. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) A model wears a creation by Louise Goldin for Fashion East during 2007 Autumn/Winter show at London Fashion Week in London February 12, 2007. REUTERS/Luke...
  • burkhini

    01/17/2007 4:48:35 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 3 replies · 825+ views
    Supposedly, a mixture between a burkha and a bikini,(although some aliken it to an old fashioned swimsuit) this will allow those ladies who don't wish to share the view of their flesh to the 'toms', to partake in water activity. While this might not put an end to the perhaps odd sight of full abayas floating in the sea, it might change the landscape of the ladies beach or ladies day at Wild Wadi. We have mentioned the sports hijab before, which originated from the Netherlands. This culturally sensitive attire comes from Oz. Good on ya mate. From Ahiida -...
  • Police killer suspect fled Britain in a veil

    12/20/2006 3:27:18 AM PST · by NonLinear · 22 replies · 927+ views
    The London Times ^ | December 20, 2006 | Andrew Norfolk
    A man who was being hunted for the murder of a policewoman is understood to have escaped from Britain by disguising himself as a veiled Muslim woman. Mustaf Jama, a prime suspect in the fatal shooting of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, assumed his sister’s identity — wearing the niqab and using her passport — to evade supposedly stringent checks at Heathrow, according to police sources. The use of the niqab, which leaves only a narrow slit for the eyes, highlights flaws in British airport security. At the time, Jama was Britain’s most wanted man, while Heathrow was on a heightened state...