July 19, 2010

Muslim bus drivers refuse to let guide dogs on board

Blind passengers are being ordered off buses or refused taxi rides because Muslim drivers or passengers object to […]
July 14, 2010

US disagreement with France over veil ban

US officials have reiterated Washington’s disagreement with a measure approved by the lower house of France’s National Assembly […]
July 13, 2010

French National Assembly Approves Burqa Ban

The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favor of banning the burqa in public, the […]
July 11, 2010

Muslim woman sues Somerset Medical Center for religious discrimination

A Muslim woman is suing Somerset Medical Center (New Jersey) for religious discrimination: faced with severe chest pains, […]
July 8, 2010

Widespread Support for Banning Full Islamic Veil in Western Europe

Majorities of those surveyed in France (82%), Germany (71%), Britain (62%), and Spain (59%) are supportive of a […]
July 1, 2010

Tory MP bids to ‘ban the burka’

A British MP has introduced a law to ban the burqa: Philip Hollobone, MP of Kettering who introduced […]
June 14, 2010

Barcelona to ban burqa in municipal buildings

Barcelona is to become the first major Spanish city to bar the use of face-covering Islamic veils in […]
June 13, 2010

Woman fined for erratic driving caused by veil

Police in the city of Vaucluse (Southern France) have fined a woman driver for erratic driving caused by […]
June 1, 2010

Al Jazeera’s female talent resigns over modesty demands

Five female Al Jazeera presenters have resigned after being accused of “dressing immodestly”: the five presenters, along with […]
May 19, 2010

Sarkozy calls burqa ban bill a ‘moral’ choice

French President Nicolas Sarkzoy has defended a draft government bill to ban full Islamic veils such as the […]
May 19, 2010

France moves one step closer to burqa ban

The French Council of Ministers approved a measure Wednesday to ban the wearing of full-face veils, sending the […]
May 19, 2010

France: Burqa debate turns into fistfight

A debate organised by “Ni putes ni soumises”, a French NGO, Tuesday night in Paris, on the question […]
May 18, 2010

Spanish town to debate veil ban

A Spanish town is to debate calls for a ban on wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public […]
May 18, 2010

Saudi woman beats up religious police officer who stopped her for walking with a man

When a Saudi religious policeman questioned a young couple walking together in an amusement park he got a […]
May 4, 2010

Tearing Away the Veil

In the New York Times, the mayor of Meaux (France), Jean-Francois Cope argues that banning the burqa affirms […]
May 3, 2010

MEP calls for Europe-wide burqa ban

German MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin has called for a Europe-wide ban on the wearing of the burqa: “”The burqa […]
April 29, 2010

Dearborn Heights woman told to remove hijab loses court case

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit against a Wayne County judge accused of telling a woman to […]
April 23, 2010

Belgium in chaos as PM quits over burqa

The collapse of the Belgian coalition government has prevented the country’s parliament from voting in Europe’s first ban […]
April 23, 2010

Most French want burqa law, but not total ban

Two-thirds of French people want a law limiting the use of face-covering Islamic veils such as the niqab […]
April 19, 2010

Iranian Cleric Says Promiscuous Women Are to Blame for Earthquakes

A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes: […]