April 13, 2011

The few U.S. Muslim women who choose full veil face mix of harassment, sympathy

Some women in the United States wear the full veil, known as a niqab: many of these women […]
April 10, 2011

British Muslims arrested in burka ban protest in France

A British Muslim radical has been permanently banned from France as the country steps up security before the […]
April 6, 2011

Saudi teacher probed over alleged anti-Islam comments

A Saudi university is investigating a female professor after receiving complaints from students that she made anti-Islam comments […]
April 4, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood advocates Egyptian modesty police

Officials of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s leading Islamic group, have called for the establishment of a Saudi-style modesty […]
March 9, 2011

Council of States dismisses burka ban

The Swiss Council of States dismissed a notion to ban burka wearing in Switzerland: the religious veil, which […]
March 3, 2011

Ban on wearing full veils to come into effect in April

French authorities will begin enforcing a new ban on wearing full Islamic veils in public in April, officials […]
February 2, 2011

Hesse bans burkas for state workers

The German state of Hesse has banned the wearing of the burka – the Muslim dress that covers […]
January 19, 2011

‘Wear the hijab or I’ll kill you, cousin told girl’: Muslim tells of terrifying phone threats

A man threatened to kill his cousin and harm her family after she decided to stop wearing the […]
January 6, 2011

Muslim group praises burqa ban rebel police chief

The Orthodox Dutch Muslim organisation As-Soennah has welcomed remarks by Amsterdam police chief Bernard Welten that he would […]
December 16, 2010

Dutch may introduce burqa ban as early as 2011

The Netherlands could ban full face veils worn by some Muslim women,as soon as next year, Dutch anti-Islam […]
December 14, 2010

Sudan Woman Whipped In Public For Wearing Trousers

Footage has emerged of a woman being publicly whipped in Sudan for wearing trousers: The video offers a […]
December 1, 2010

Muslim woman fights Boulder jail to keep hijab for mug shot

A University of Colorado student who started wearing hijab after converting to Islam is fighting the Boulder County […]
October 25, 2010

Saudi school girls warned against wearing ‘tight clothes’

Saudi Arabia has warned its school girls against wearing tight clothes on the grounds they are against school […]
October 18, 2010

GW University starts female-only swim hours

At George Washington University, the Muslim Students’ Association and the University opened up “Sisters’ Splash,” a female-only hour […]
October 14, 2010

Court says niqabs at trial to be decided case by case

Ontario’s highest court has set out a framework allowing judges to decide on a case-by-case basis if women […]
September 16, 2010

Bare skin ban for Muslim pool event

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has banned people exposing their shoulders and thighs at an event […]
August 19, 2010

Australian judge: Woman cannot wear veil in court

An Australian Muslim woman who sought permission to keep her face and head covered while she gives evidence […]
August 7, 2010

Surgery for woman mutilated by Taliban

A horrifically mutilated Afghan woman who appeared on a controversial Time magazine cover is to undergo surgery in […]
August 6, 2010

Ban the burqa: Muslim leader

A leading Muslim in Australia has risked a backlash from his community by calling on the winner of […]
July 21, 2010

In Syria, Ban On Veil Raises Few Eyebrows

As a loud and controversial debate continues over wearing the Muslim face veil in Europe, Syria quietly imposed […]