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  • Melania and Ivanka wear black veils to meet the Pope at the Vatican after deciding not to wear [tr]

    05/24/2017 4:34:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 179 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 5/24/2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Full article title: "Melania and Ivanka wear black veils to meet the Pope at the Vatican after deciding not to wear head scarfs on Saudi visit (just like Michelle Obama) - as Pope asks the first lady if she's feeding Trump cake" First Lady Melania Trump and the president's daughter, Ivanka, dressed in all black and wore veils to meet Pope Francis on Wednesday, just as former First Lady Michelle Obama did when she met Pope Benedict. The women traveled to the Vatican on Wednesday with President Donald Trump, who was meeting with Francis for one of his most high-profile...
  • Women and Head Covering at Mass

    06/30/2014 6:23:36 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 34 replies
    Walkinginthedesert ^ | 06/28/2014 | Arturo
    History of Head Covering and ScriptureFor over 2000 years Christian women have covered their heads during Mass, sacred rites, as well as prayer and adoration. In most instances this was done by wearing a veil, as it tended to be the most convenient way. It was not until recently that many women stopped wearing the veil or any head covering for that manner. This is true especially during the post Vatican II epoch and during the women’s lib movement during the 1960s and 1970s.Old TestamentIn the book of Genesis 24 when Rebecca meats Isaac she veils herself. “Rebecca too looked...
  • I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by

    04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | april 10th, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by.By: Msgr. Charles Pope I know, I know, I am so hopelessly old fashioned. But I want to say, I miss women wearing hats. I have written before (HERE) of how I miss them wearing the veil in Church. But even before the veil, the hat was more commonly worn by women in 1940s and before (See photo  below left, of my parish taken in the early 1950s, click photo for a larger view). Veils became popular in the later 1950s and 1960s before...
  • Third night of trouble in Paris suburb over France's burqa ban

    07/22/2013 11:29:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DG ^ | Jul 22, 2013 | Robert Myles
    The town of Trappes in Yvelines department (county), just outside Paris, was again the scene of street disturbances Sunday night as protesters, thought to be mainly Muslims, faced off with local police and riot police. Trappes and surrounding towns had also witnessed violent protests Friday and Saturday evening after police had attempted to book a Muslim woman for wearing a full face niqab in contravention of France’s so-called burqa ban. ... The violence stemmed from an incident last Thursday when police tried to carry out an identity check and give a ticket to a woman wearing a niqab — a...
  • Paris: Muslims riot : Muslim tries to strangle police officer ticketing his wife for face veil

    07/20/2013 10:49:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 20, 2013 | Robert
    "The law should be applied, and applies to everyone." That principle, so hard-won in the West, is rapidly giving way. "5 injured in clashes at burka riot outside Paris ... About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.
  • Mali Rebels Merge, Plan to Create Islamic State

    05/27/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 27 May 2012 | Anne Look
    BAMAKO - Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants have joined forces in northern Mali and say they will create an independent Islamist state. The groups took advantage of a military coup in Bamako to seize control of the territory in early April. Resistance is growing in the north to the efforts to introduce Islamic law. In the northern Malian town of Gao, court is in session. Commissioner Abdoulaye Maiga begins by reading from the Quran in the roadside courtyard outside the former police station. Once an area businessman, Maiga is a member of the militant Islamist sect Ansar Dine that residents...
  • How the Veil Conquered Cairo University

    04/10/2011 10:46:36 AM PDT · by wildbill · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | April 10, 2011 | Jamie Glazov/Nonie Darwish
    FP: Nonie Darwish, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Today I would like to discuss with you the photos we are exhibiting below of Cairo University graduates over the course of this era. There are the 1959 and 1978 photos compared to the 1995 and 2004 photos. These pictures tell quite a story. Radical Islam has taken over even the minds of educated women in the Muslim world. Since you’re from Egypt, I would like to get your take on this phenomenon. What’s going on here? One would think that people yearn for freedom rather than enslavement, but I guess life experience...
  • Crowd Gathers In Protest In Front Of Church

    07/14/2009 11:39:03 AM PDT · by steve-b · 27 replies · 1,215+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 7/8/09 | Lise Fisher
    Residents carried their own signs Wednesday evening calling for "peace not hate" in response to a northwest Gainesville church that recently posted a sign with an anti-Islamic message. At least 80 people gathered on both sides of Northwest 37th Street in front of the Dove World Outreach Center for a prayer vigil organized after the church recently erected a sign proclaiming "Islam is of the devil." Participants held up their signs and listened to words from Eve MacMaster, pastor of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, and Saeed R. Kahn, president of the Muslim Association of North Central Florida. The group maintained...
  • Ask the imam:folding the trousers above the ankles

    08/25/2008 11:44:02 AM PDT · by jimbobaby · 17 replies · 791+ views
    Muhtaram Mufti Ebrahim Saheb D.B i would like you to analyse the Fatwa given by the Brelvi Ulama regarding folding the trousers above the ankles in salaah,they say that it is makrooh e tahreemi to fold the trousers above the ankles because of the hadeeth mentioned in the Fatwa.I would also like to know if the hadeeth which prohibits folding the clothes is saheeh and its reference.Jazakumullah The Fatwa which prohibits folding trousers above ankles given by Brelvi Ulama. Q: If the pant's hems are at ankles can they be folded before performing Namaz? A: If pant's bottoms are at...
  • ask the imam: Why some scholars says that pants and shirt wearing Haram?

    08/13/2008 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jimbobaby · 6 replies · 170+ views
    Why some scholars says that pants and shirt wearing Haram? And whats rule of wearing cloths in islam? (Kindly give answer in detail) In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Clothing is one of the greatest bounties of Allah Ta'ala. No person can do without it. Besides concealing the body, there are many other benefits in clothes. At times it presents the identity of a person, his country, nationality, religion, culture etc. Every group, nation, group takes pride in their clothing and are very serious and sensitive about it. Schools, colleges and institutes have...
  • (Eurabia:) 'Ban headscarves' say half of Swedes

    09/26/2007 5:20:48 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies · 499+ views ^ | 09/26/2007 | TT/The Local
    Islamic headscarves ought to be banned at workplaces and in schools - that's the view of half the people surveyed in a new Swedish poll. The poll, the third of its kind taken by Uppsala University to measure Swedes' views of diversity, shows a rising number of people supporting a headscarf ban. In 2005, 43 percent wanted a ban on Islamic female head coverings. This year, 49.8 percent of the 1,065 people asked supported a ban. The results the poll are open to some interpretation. The questionnaire asked people for their view on the banning of the 'slöja' or veil,...
  • Government backs veil ban (Denmark -- way to go)

    05/09/2007 1:55:45 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 9 replies · 749+ views
    Copenhagen Post ^ | 03.05.2007
    Government backs veil ban A majority of parliament is ready if necessary to ban face-covering Muslim niqab veils after a family care worker refused to remove hers on the job Politicians at parliament are prepared to give employers the right to ban Muslim niqab and burka veils for employees as a result of yet another incident involving the culture clash between conservative Islam and the West. Odense municipality requested that the Ministry of Consumer and Family Affairs rule on a case where a Muslim woman refused to remove her veil for her job as a family care worker. Odense indicated...
  • Muslims Will Not Waver Over Veils (UK)

    04/14/2007 6:44:34 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-14-2007 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Muslims will not waver over veils By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:54pm BST 14/04/2007 Britain's Muslim community overwhelmingly believes that women should be allowed to wear the veil, despite fears that it presents a barrier to integration, a study has found. Muslims believe women should be free to wear veils Almost nine in 10 Muslims think that any government moves to ban the veil would hurt social cohesion. Schools already have the power to ask pupils to remove the niqab - which covers the entire face apart from a slit for the eyes - to improve safety, security...
  • Schools Allowed To Ban Face Veils (UK)

    03/19/2007 7:41:20 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 403+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-19-2007
    Schools allowed to ban face veils Teachers need to be able to see pupils' faces, the DfES says Schools will be able to ban pupils from wearing full-face veils on security, safety or learning grounds under new uniforms guidance set to be issued. In February, a 12-year-old girl failed in her High Court attempt to overturn her Buckinghamshire school's niqab ban. Ministers promised revised guidance for England taking that into consideration. It says efforts should be made to accommodate religious clothing but stresses the importance of teachers and pupils being able to make eye contact. The issue of religious dress...
  • School sacks woman after veil row (Aishah Azmi fired, awarded £1,100 for "injury to feelings")

    11/24/2006 10:03:10 AM PST · by Stoat · 18 replies · 921+ views
    The BBC ^ | November 24, 2006
    School sacks woman after veil row  Ms Azmi's lawyers said they were unaware of the decision to sack her A Muslim classroom assistant suspended by a school for wearing a veil in lessons has been sacked.Aishah Azmi, 23, was asked to remove the veil after the Church of England school in Dewsbury, West Yorks, said pupils found it hard to understand her. Last month, an employment tribunal ruled Mrs Azmi had not been discriminated against, but awarded her £1,100 for "injury to feelings". Kirklees Council confirmed the teaching assistant had been dismissed. A spokesman said a staffing dismissals committee...
  • Archbishop: Muslim women shouldn't wear veils in public

    11/13/2006 2:27:21 AM PST · by MadIvan · 21 replies · 911+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | November 13, 2006 | Staff
    One of the Church of England's most senior figures today risks a row with the Muslim community by suggesting that Islamic women should not wear veils in public.In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Mail, Dr John Sentamu warns that 'no minority' should impose its beliefs on the rest of society and that the veil causes Muslim women to 'stick out'. The Archbishop of York - who ranks second in the Church's hierarchy - also says the BBC is biased against Christians because Anglicans don't threaten to 'bomb' the corporation. And in a strongly-worded analysis of the state of modern...
  • Great Britain: Trial halted over lawyer's veil (Full-face veil interfered with communication)

    11/07/2006 3:24:50 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,334+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 7, 2006 | JOHN SCOTT
       Full-face ... lawyer dressed in veil like this one    EXCLUSIVE  Trial halted over lawyer's veil By JOHN SCOTTNovember 07, 2006           AN immigration tribunal was halted yesterday after a lawyer twice refused a judge’s request to remove her veil.  Shabnam Mughal was dressed from head to foot in black with a full-face veil leaving just her eyes visible.Miss Mughal was acting for Sikh businessman Jagdev Singh in his appeal against the Home Office’s refusal to grant his nephew permission to visit the UK.She was asked to remove the veil by tribunal chairman George Glossop during...
  • Sweden: New Integration Minister Debates Islamic Veils

    11/03/2006 1:42:54 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 35 replies · 857+ views ^ | 11/03/2006 | SR International
    New Integration Minister Debates Islamic Veils Integration Minister Nyamko Sabuni Sweden’s outspoken new integration minister contributed to a growing debate in Europe about Islamic veils on Thursday, saying headscarves had the effect of ”isolating” Muslim schoolgirls. Nyamko Sabuni also told the news agency Reuters in an interview that she was closely watching the outcome of a dispute over a school that barred a nine-year-old from wearing a headscarf. Sabuni, who fled to Sweden from Burundi when she was 12, stated ”Where in the Muslim scripture does it say that children shall wear a headscarf? No where. The purpose of a...
  • Veiled Muslim stopped from boarding a bus

    11/02/2006 10:36:17 AM PST · by Alouette · 74 replies · 1,758+ views
    Manchester Evening News ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | James Ferguson and Alan Salter
    A MUSLIM woman was prevented from getting on a bus in Greater Manchester because she would not remove her veil. The 22-year-old Manchester University student from Oldham says other passengers laughed when the driver refused to let her on because he could not check her identity with her bus pass. Now the driver's bosses at First Manchester are to meet with their trade association, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), to seek advice on how to deal with the problem if other passengers with photo passes refuse to lift their veils. Advertisement your story continues below They say they have...

    11/02/2006 11:03:40 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 22 replies · 844+ views
    Adnkronos International ^ | 2 November 2006
    San Francisco, 2 Nov. (AKI/DAWN) - An intensive voter registration and get-out-and-vote drive is underway in the seven-million strong American Muslim community ahead of the 7 November midterm election in the United States. At least two million Muslims are registered voters with a substantial Muslim voter turnout expected. Muslim groups are targeting 12 states with a high concentration of Muslim population: California, Illinois, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. The Muslim American Society, which has set up voter registration booths in mosques across the country, has added 30,000 new voters to the rolls...