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  • Police will not forcibly remove veils from women: Danish justice minister

    04/20/2018 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 19 April 2018 14:32 CEST+02:00
    A widely-discussed proposal to ban public wearing of face-covering garments including the burqa and niqab is set to be voted on in Denmark’s parliament. Minister of Justice Søren Pape Poulsen, who was scheduled to present the proposal in parliament for a first round of voting on Thursday, said that a passing of the proposal into law would not result in police forcibly removing women’s burqas. Women wearing the burqa in public would be fined or asked to go home, the minister told newspaper Politiken. “If they live nearby, they will be asked to go home,” Poulsen said. A further option...
  • The State Submits

    02/21/2018 6:53:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 21, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    I've written many times over the last decade and a half about that rare bird the "moderate Muslim". Surely one reason for his scarceness is that, whenever he pops his head above the parapet, he's hung out to dry by craven infidel politicians and bureaucrats, who on the whole find the admirably straightforward demands of your average firebreathing imam more congenial. Hence the pandering to returning Isis warriors: Mods vs Raqqa's - it's no contest. The latest examples are the headmistress and chairman of the board of governors of St Stephen's Primary School in Newham, East London. St Stephen, you'll...
  • Macy's decision to sell hijabs sparks debate among Muslim wome

    02/18/2018 11:05:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    cnn ^ | Feb 17, 2018 | Katy Scott CNN
    (CNN)American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs. The Verona Collection was founded by fashion photographer Lisa Vogl, after she converted to Islam in 2011, and struggled to find modest, fashionable clothing. The brand stands for "women's empowerment and taking pride in one's Muslim identity," according to its website. Macy's decision to stock Vogl's line came after US retailer Nike released a "Pro Hijab" for Muslim athletes, and fashion brand American Eagle's limited-edition denim hijab, which sold out.
  • After Untrue Hijab Assault, Still Important to Denounce Hate Crimes: Kathleen Wynne

    01/22/2018 1:06:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Global News ^ | January 17, 2018
    Toronto police say an 11-year-old girl's account of having her hijab cut on the way to school, was not true. Why she lied -- and whether she was pressured -- is not clear. Mike Drolet reports.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is defending her comments against hate crime following an alleged attack on an 11-year-old Toronto girl wearing a hijab that later turned out to be untrue. The Grade 6 student told school officials — and the media at a news conference — last Friday that a man approached her from behind and cut her hijab. READ MORE: Incident involving man cutting...
  • The Girl Who Lied About Hijab Attack Deserves An Apology (barf alert)

    01/18/2018 7:27:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | January 16, 2018 | Danielle S. McLaughlin
    There is a girl in Toronto who needs a lot of patience and understanding. This 11-year-old child made a mistake that grew and grew until it became an international story. She told her family, her school and the police that a stranger had followed her and attacked her with scissors, slashing her hijab. Twice. The child's brother reported that he had been witness to it all. The girl described her attacker and the event in some detail. The man was Asian, he was smiling, he was dressed in black, the scissors had a blue handle. After the police went to...
  • Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

    01/15/2018 2:07:31 PM PST · by lump in the melting pot · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1-15-18 | BBC News
    Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl's hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off. Toronto police now say the incident, which they were treating as a hate crime, "did not happen". The investigation sparked a national outcry, including from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed his concern on Twitter. "After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen," the police said in a brief press release on...
  • Women’s March draws fire for silence on Iran protests

    01/02/2018 11:07:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Women’s March is facing intense pressure to come out in support of Iranian women protesting the fundamentalist Islamic regime. Women have become symbolic leaders of the protests, which are entering their sixth day, by removing their hijab in defiance of laws mandating they cover their faces and hair. One image that has gone viral shows a young woman standing above a crowd, waving her jettisoned white hijab like a flag. The death toll from the anti-government protests rose to 21 overnight, and at least 450 people have been arrested. The Women’s March is busy rolling out its anniversary protest...
  • Time Adds Nike Hijab to ’25 Best Inventions of 2017′ List

    11/18/2017 1:26:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    Time Magazine has added the Nike hijab to their “25 Best Inventions of 2017” list. In their list, Time claimed the $35 sports hijab “empowers Muslim athletes,” and placed the “invention” just below Apple’s iPhone X. “It’s tough to play sports in a hijab,” claimed Time. “If the material is too heavy, it causes excess sweating. If it’s too light, it might fall off during competition. And if it’s fastened in the wrong way, ‘you can feel like you’re going to choke,’ says Manal Rostom, an Egyptian runner based in the United Arab Emirates and the founder of the ‘Surviving...
  • 'It's revolutionary!' Barbie unveils its first ever hijab-wearing doll (trunc)

    11/14/2017 12:19:23 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | CLEMENCE MICHALLON
    The woman who became the first US Olympian to compete wearing a hijab now has a Barbie modeled after her—and it's the first one to wear a headscarf in the doll's 58 years of existence. Bronze medalist and sabre competitor Ibtihaj Muhammad, 31, made headlines when she donned her hijab at the Rio Olympic games last year. Today, she unveiled the doll Mattel made in her honor as part of its 'Shero' line dedicated to inspirational women, which also includes Ava DuVernay, Ashley Graham, who hosted the doll's debut in New York City, Misty Copeland, and Gabby Douglas. Ibtihaj posed...
  • New Barbie Doll Wearing Hijab

    11/17/2017 8:59:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I know this new Barbie doll is supposedly modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, but isn’t that a sly way to invade the innocent minds of American children? In saying that, I always knew Sharia law would somehow fill the bowels of this Country, but I did not know exactly how. I could not understand how such an evil concept could really become acceptable to Americans, especially with the rise of the terrorist group ISIS. We as Americans have seen the graphic beheadings of Christians, and we know the cult of Islam calls for the destruction of those who are...
  • The story behind Hijab Barbie is really, really disturbing

    11/17/2017 7:09:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Maureen Callahan
    Meet Mattel’s latest doll: dressed conservatively, covered head to toe with only her hands and face visible. The fabric she wears is extra-thick, so there’s no chance of seeing skin. This Barbie wears no adornments. She also wears a hijab. This new Barbie has been spun by Mattel and the doll’s inspiration, Muslim Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, as “empowering” for young girls. Really? Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, Muhammad wasn’t an integrated American teen: Her parents insisted she cover up at all times, even when playing on volleyball and softball teams. In 2011, she told the Wall Street Journal...
  • Girls as Young as Four ‘Forced’ to Wear Hijab in British State Funded Schools

    09/24/2017 5:39:29 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Islamic schools including those funded by the British government and private institutions are forcing children — some of whom are very young — to wear the Islamic Hijab as part of their uniform code. The garment, which is designed to shield women from the lust of men, is heavily associated with conservative interpretations of the Islamic faith. The revelations over children being forced to wear the shroud at school comes just weeks after a Transport for London road safety campaign featuring a child girl in a hijab was criticised and ultimately scrapped for “sexualising four-year-olds”. The revelation comes from research...
  • Schoolgirls as young as five-years-old are wearing a Muslim hijab for school uniform in UK

    09/04/2017 7:07:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    Express ^ | August 4, 2017 | Belinda Robinson
    But the decision to allow the head covering in state primary schools has angered Islamic campaigners who believe the children may be bullied for looking different to other pupils." Many are also furious because the garment is often seen as one of sexual modesty for adolescent teens - and say that out of context it can be seen as sexualising little girls. Gina Khan, a children’s right campaigner in Birmingham said: “Schools are allowing it because they are afraid of being called Islamophobic and they have been told that this is a religious garment.
  • Another Country Bans The Hijab

    09/01/2017 12:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    Tajikistan legislators passed a law that effectively bans hijabs, joining a long list of countries that limit or ban Islamic dress. The new law requires citizens to “stick to traditional and national clothes,” which means either uncovered hair or a scarf tied behind the head, along with long dresses for women, according to Radio Free Europe. The law does not specifically outlaw the hijab, or variations of Islamic veils for women, but enforces a traditional Tajik dress code that a hijab would violate. “It’s really dangerous,” Tajik Minister of Culture Shamsiddin Orumbekzoda told RFE. “Everyone looks at them with concern,...
  • Liberty Cannot be Wrapped in a Hijab

    08/12/2017 6:52:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Everything is a point of contention now that the two political parties have become so polarized on nearly every issue. The annual art contests hosted by Congressional representatives have turned into another contentious hot-bed of politicized controversy. Earlier this year, Congressman William Clay’s art contest featured a police/riot/social upheaval scene, including police officers depicted as pigs. This painting was too much for two Congressmen—Dana Rohrabacher and Duncan Hunter Jr. of California—and they took down the offensive portrait and returned it to the Congressman’s office. The art contest feud spread throughout the Twitter-verse for a week. Finally, the Architect of the...
  • Tammy Duckworth (in Hijab) Say White Racism to Blame for Muslim Terrorism or Something

    09/27/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | September 27, 2012
    So on Sept 16th, just days after the FBI-foiled the Jihad bomber “Muslim terrorist attack’, what does uber left-wing Ms. Duckworth do? She doubled down in her Hamas-linked-CAIR support, put on a hijab and stated: the growing minority population makes the white community uncomfortable, and whites would have to overcome their ‘racism.’ Introducing her at that meeting was the Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of Hamas-CAIR, Ahmed Rehab. Watch Mr. Rehab discuss the controversial Hizb-ut-Tahrir Islamic supremacist conference in Chicago in June, 2009. That same Hizb ut-Tahrir conference featured this illuminating exchange between an audience questioner and a conference...
  • Norway seeks full-face veil ban in schools and universities

    06/12/2017 9:20:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.12.2017 | rc/rt (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    Norway became the latest European nation to propose a ban on burqas and niqabs on Monday, with the proposal set to apply to all educational facilities. “Garments that cover the face prevent communication that is key for pupils and students in their learning,” said Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen. “Norway is an open society where everyone should be able to see each other’s face.” Employees who insist on flouting the ban would lose their jobs while students could face expulsion from their courses. It would include full face veils like the niqab, as well as balaclavas and face masks. …
  • Turkey Uncensored: When Challenges to Islamic Traditions Turn Deadly

    05/19/2017 9:20:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Philos Project ^ | May 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Pop star Katy Perry recently joined the ranks of celebrities who have donned Islamic headscarves when she sported a hijab-like outfit to the Met Gala, New York’s No. 1 fashion event. The headscarf has been used by many celebrities or politicians for a variety of reasons. It is sometimes employed as a tool for show or entertainment. Other times it is a fake, misleading and damaging “symbol” of activism. It is also worn out of a very misguided “respect” for a religious ideology. In all of these cases, it is still a form of submission to Islamists and a betrayal...
  • Swedish woman shocked at SAS uniform policy banning headscarves

    04/27/2017 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 27 April 2017 11:34 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Swedish woman has explained her shock at being told during a job interview with Scandinavian airline SAS that she would have to take off her headscarf if she wanted the position. Aye Alhassani, 23, had completed several tests and a group interview before she was invited to an individual interview for the position with the airline. It was during the interview that she was informed SAS has a uniform policy banning the wearing of religious symbols. “At first they were cautious, and I don’t think the interviewer wanted to be straight about it. But eventually, it was clarified that...
  • Austrian President Tells “Every Woman” to Wear Hijab to Fight “Islamophobia”

    04/27/2017 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | APR 26, 2017 | VIJETA UNIYAL
    In what should be a new low for women rights in Europe, Austria’s leftist President Alexander van der Bellen has called on “every woman to wear headscarf” in order to fight growing “Islamophobia,” Austrian media reported today. Going by the Austrian media coverage, the otherwise perpetually-offended feminist groups in Austria and Europe have failed to respond to this outrage. “[I]f it goes on like this, with the rampant Islamophobia, a day will come when we will have to ask every woman to wear a headscarf,” President Van der Bellen, Austria’s recently elected Head of the State could be seen saying...