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July 9, 2009

Brandon Robshaw: The burqa should not be worn in class

Brandon Robshaw writes: “when a female Muslim student arrived at my philosophy AS class shrouded from heat to […]
July 8, 2009

French lawmaker suggests gradual ban on burqas

French legislators took up the touchy subject of face-covering, body-length Muslim veils such as the burqa Wednesday, as […]
July 8, 2009

Western Muslim women who talk of choosing the hijab dismiss the struggles elsewhere, says Rahila Gupta

Muslim women in the west who talk about choosing to wear the hijab implicitly dismiss the struggles of […]
July 8, 2009

Jordan court halves man’s jail term for ‘honour’ killing

A Jordanian court on Tuesday halved the jail term of a 29-year-old man who shot his raped sister […]
July 8, 2009

Response: We don’t need Hegel: The burka is a cloth soaked in blood

Muslim women in the west who talk about choosing to wear the hijab implicitly dismiss the struggles of […]
July 8, 2009

Kashmiri women lift veil, eye career in the skies

Far from the violence and unrest that have marred the capital of disputed Kashmir, a group of young […]
July 6, 2009

The new feminism: life and death

In the Brisbane Times (Australia), Paul Sheehan writes: “For [many] women, like the women in Afghanistan and other […]
July 6, 2009

Immigrant Mothers in Finland Face Special Language Problems

More women immigrants in Finland miss out on language instruction than do their male counterparts: in particular, the […]
July 5, 2009

Forced marriage: ‘I can’t forgive or forget what they did to me’

An NHS doctor from east London who was held hostage and forced into marriage has spoken for the […]
July 2, 2009

Ban the Burqa

US-based commentator Mona Eltahawy writes: “As a Muslim woman and a feminist I would ban the burqa.” via:[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/03/opinion/03iht-edeltahawy.html]
July 2, 2009

British teachers told how to spot forced marriages

The British government has provided school teachers with guidelines on how to spot cases of potential forced marriages, […]
July 2, 2009

Italy: Pakistani girl ‘leaps from balcony after refusing arranged marriage’

A 15-year-old Pakistani girl was hospitalised after reportedly jumping from a balcony in the northern Italian town of […]
June 30, 2009

Al-Qaeda warns France of revenge for burka stance

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa wing threatened on Tuesday to take revenge on France for its opposition to the burka, […]
June 30, 2009

Cameron criticizes Burkhas

British Conservative leader David Cameron has said that while he supports the right of individual schools to ban […]
June 29, 2009

At least 85 sharia ‘courts’ operating in Britain, says Civitas report

At least 85 separate sharia “courts” are now openly functioning in Britain, almost 20 times as many as […]
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