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  • Lower Saxony set to ban Islamic face veils in schools [Germany]

    08/05/2017 10:16:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 4 August 2017 16:29 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    The case of a Muslim pupil refusing to remove her niqab triggered debate in Lower Saxony. Now a new law may mean that full-face Islamic veils will no longer be allowed in state schools. The state of Lower Saxony is expected to announce a ban on face veils such as burqas and niqabs in schools in August, following a unanimous decision by the state parliament on Thursday to amend current education policies, reports the Branschweiger Zeitung. A niqab covers the whole body except for a slit for the eyes, whereas a burqa fully covers the body including the eyes. The...
  • 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. …
  • Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as communications officer

    03/28/2017 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 March 2017 17:01 CEST+02:00
    Norwegian Muslim umbrella organization Islamic Council Norway has been criticized for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer. Minister for Culture Linda Hofsted Helleland called the move “extremely ill-advised” and members of other parties have also voiced their concern about the appointment. The appointment of 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant by Islamic Council Norway (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) comes soon after the Ministry of Culture (Kulturdepartementet) granted almost half a million kroner ($58 million) to help the organization with initiatives aimed at improving dialogue between Muslim communities and the rest of society,...
  • ‘I Won’t Speak For All Liberals, But…’: Drag Queen From Viral ‘Future Liberals Want’

    03/02/2017 1:08:57 PM PST · by tekrat · 22 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3/2/2017 | Lindsey Ellefson
    Mediaite was able to confirm — through the receipt of a rather fabulous photo — the identity of the drag queen pictured in a photo that has been making the rounds on Twitter since last night. The shot shows the queen in full glam, sitting next to a woman wearing a black niqab, a type of clothing worn by some Muslim women. Gilda Wabbit, the queen in question, said that the attention “this simple picture” is getting has been “interesting.” That the photo is garnering attention is true enough: After it was tweeted by a far-right account alongside the caption...
  • Muslim face veil ban on Austrian ruling coalition action plan

    01/30/2017 10:58:20 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 30 Jan, 2017
    A ban on all Muslim face veils in public places is part of new measures agreed by Austria’s ruling coalition partners, and is due to be implemented before the next parliamentary vote in 2018. The ban is a part of the ‘integration law’ included in the coalition’s new action plan, which was negotiated by the representatives of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPO) and the conservative People's Party (OVP), which together form the ruling centrist coalition. The contents of the new governmental program were presented on Monday. The proposed Muslim face veil ban mostly applies to the burka and niqab...
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Cologne Mayor's 'code of conduct' to prevent sexual assault angers many

    01/08/2016 5:41:20 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 64 replies
    BBC ^ | January 6, 2016 | Staff
    Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker has drawn ridicule online for proposing a "code of conduct" for women to prevent sexual assault, advising them to remain at "an arm's length" from strangers.Her proposed guidelines included sticking to a group of trusted acquaintances, asking for help from others and informing the police....The main charge being made against her online was that Reker was blaming the victims for their behaviour, rather than the attackers themselves.
  • Majority of Canadians agree with Conservatives over niqab ban, poll finds

    09/26/2015 8:32:16 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 5 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Stephanie Levitz
    ... Right before the survey began, Harper had called the niqab a product of a culture that is anti-woman, while Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had given a major speech on liberty in politics. Participants in the survey were asked, “Do you support or oppose a requirement that people show their face during Canadian citizenship ceremonies?” Eighty-two per cent of those surveyed supported the requirement, 15 per cent opposed and four per cent didn’t know or refused to answer. Support was highest in Quebec at 93 per cent and lowest in British Columbia at 72 per cent. Reasons for support were...
  • Canada court allows women to wear veil for citizenship oath

    09/15/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2015 3:33 PM EDT
    Canada’s government has lost an attempt to ban the practice of wearing face veils while swearing the oath of citizenship. Zunera Ishaq is a 29-year-old woman with devout Muslim beliefs. She came to Canada from Pakistan in 2008 and refused to take part in a citizenship ceremony because she would have to remove her niqab. Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s rule banning face coverings at such ceremonies was earlier found unlawful by the Federal Court. …
  • Terrorism, niqabs and 1930s Germany

    03/15/2015 9:48:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Trudeau compared Harper’s view on Muslims and the niqab to the refusal of Canada to accept Jews who had fled Nazi Germany in 1939 What took place in Canada during the last week isn’t exactly Godwin’s Law but it is close. The law postulates that if an online discussion goes on long enough, eventually someone will compare something or someone to Hitler or the Nazis. A couple of federal MPs didn’t disappoint. Last Monday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gave a speech on, of all things, liberty. The leader, as progressive always do, went on and on about diversity and inclusion...
  • I am Canadian

    02/23/2015 10:37:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Zunera Ishaq, a devout Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, insists that she should be able to take the oath of citizenship while wearing her niqab In these days of identity politics and hyphenated nationalities it’s easy to forget the simple slogan a Canadian beer company has been using for the better part of two decades: “I am Canadian!” And while I’m not much into beer, I’m totally into the slogan because I’m a naturalized citizen and now consider myself very much a Canadian and have wholeheartedly adopted Canadian values. Moreover, I’m sure I have contributed to Canadian values to some small...
  • ISIS Female Police Disfigure 15 Women With Acid for Not Wearing Niqab

    02/19/2015 8:50:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The ISIS policing unit in Mosul severely disfigured the faces of 15 Iraqi women by pouring acid on them as a form of punishment after the women were caught without their faces being veiled appropriately, by ISIS standards, last weekend. ISIS' all-female policing unit, the Al Khansa brigade, which polices the streets of the group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa and Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, reportedly carried out the punishments after the women were detained in the Mosul neighborhood of Salamiya, a kurdish official told media.
  • Saudi woman arrested for attending soccer game

    12/16/2014 10:42:16 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Twasul. ^ | December 15, 2014
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A Saudi woman arrested while attending a soccer game in the kingdom claims she did not know women were prohibited from going to the male-only stadiums, the state-linked Okaz newspaper reported on Monday. Saudi Arabia enforces a strict segregation of the sexes and has no designated areas for women at soccer stadiums ... Police spokesman Atti al-Qurashi said security spotted her at the stadium "deliberately disguised" in male attire to avoid detection, reported the state-linked news website Twasul. Okaz reported Sunday that police questioned the woman, who is in her twenties, for "impersonating" a man by...
  • Madonna Wears Islamic Garb (Niqab)

    06/25/2014 2:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Hood
    Madonna, no stranger to shock, is at it again, this time posting a picture of herself in a niqab on Instagram Tuesday. In the photo, only the 55-year-old’s piercing blue eyes can be seen through a gold-adorned headscarf. Frequently confused with a burqa, the former only covers the face, while the latter covers the whole body.
  • British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

    09/13/2013 12:28:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/13/2013
    One of Britain's biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule. Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow "individuals to wear specific items of personal clothing to reflect their cultural values". The college had earlier said it would require "the removal of hoodies, hats, caps and veils so that faces are visible", a policy that won support from Prime Minister David Cameron. It would in effect have banned the niqab, a face veil worn by some Muslim women which covers everything...
  • Huffington Post Masks Religious Identity of U.K. Acid Attacker: Changes Report from "niqab"

    02/09/2013 11:40:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/9/13 | Pamela Geller
    The horror of the sharia and Islamic culture is monstrous enough, but this media cover-up is truly horrible. It's bad enough that mindless followers of a religious culture engage in these atrocious mandates (it's their religion), but for non-believers (with the influence of a big media voice) to cover up for this brutal ideology is pure evil. These reporters are not believers; what's the excuse for their depraved inhumanity? The writer of this Puff Ho piece is one Sara Nelson, who is based in the UK. And if Nelson is not a devout Muslim (who would sanction such savagery) than...
  • Muslims for Burqa Bans

    05/14/2011 1:14:46 PM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 14 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 5/13/11 | David J. Rusin
    As Islamists condemn the French ban on face-covering attire in public, it is worth noting that some of the strongest words in support of the law — and in opposition to the burqa and niqab — actually have come from Western Muslims. A few recent highlights:
  • Efforts to Ban the Burqa Go Well Beyond France

    04/21/2011 6:09:37 AM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Islamist Watch ^ | 420/11 | David J. Rusin
    Amid demonstrations, terror threats, and hyperbolic headlines, France has become the first Western country to enforce a ban on face-covering attire in virtually all public places, more than six months after the Senate approved sweeping legislation. Penalties for wearing garments such as burqas and niqabs include a fine of €150 and citizenship classes, while those who intimidate others into donning the apparel risk a €30,000 assessment and a year in prison. Tickets are being issued, but questions persist about legal challenges and enthusiasm to administer the law. Though France is the pace setter, efforts to impose burqa bans, both broad...
  • Spain: City in northeast becomes country's first to ban burqa

    12/12/2010 8:19:38 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AKI ^ | 09 dicembre 2010
    Lleida in the northeastern Catalonia region on Thursday became Spain's first city to introduce a ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic burqa in public places. These places include offices, sports centres, markets and other property owned by the city council. The niqab - which covers the face but leaves a small slit for the eyes - has also been banned. In neighbouring France, the national parliament in September outlawed the burqa and veils which cover the face... The same month, two separate bills were presented in the upper and lower houses of the Italian parliament which aim to end the...
  • Niqab Security Outrages at Canadian Airports

    08/06/2010 1:42:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | 8/3/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    I visited Toronto in early March 2010 and as I left the country I passed through the usual security check at Pearson International Airport. What made it different is that the next passengers after me in line were a man, a small child, and a person in niqab. (I write "person" rather than "woman" as I hardly know who was under the niqab outfit.)Curious how the niqabi's hidden identity would be handled, I looked back as the trio was dealing with the security agent. To my astonishment, the agent did not demand to see the niqabi's face but was...