March 31, 2010

Belgium moves towards public ban on burka and niqab

Belgium has moved to the forefront of a campaign to restrict the wearing of the Muslim veil by […]
March 25, 2010

President Sarkozy promises to ban the veil in France

France is to ban the full Muslim veil, the Niqab, to protect the dignity of women, President Sarkozy […]
March 1, 2010

Five European states back burka ban

More than half of voters in four other major European states back a push by France’s Nicolas Sarkozy […]
February 22, 2010

France is right to assume that the burqa is a political statement

In Lebanon’s Daily Star Newspaper, Sadanand Dhume argues French political leaders are correct in viewing the burqa as […]
February 5, 2010

France denies citizenship to Moroccan man over burka

A Moroccan immigrant has been denied French citizenship after admitting that he forced his wife to wear a […]
February 2, 2010

From Quebec to France: forced marriages still exist

Madeline Lamboley, a PhD student from the Universite de Montreal School of Criminology, hopes to create more data […]
January 27, 2010

In France, Parliamentary panel recommends a burka ban in public institutions

Muslim women should not be allowed to wear burkas in public institutions, including banks, post offices, schools and […]
January 17, 2010

Sarkozy party chief: France must ban full veil

The head of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party said Sunday he wants a law to ensure that Muslim women […]
December 19, 2009

France plans law to ‘liberate’ women from full-face veil

The French Government will push for a law banning the full-face Islamic veil in order to defend France […]
December 10, 2009

France and the Burka Bride

France’s Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has declared that Muslim men who force their brides to wear Burkas should […]
November 12, 2009

Sarkozy: No place for burqas in France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says there is no place for full face and body veils such as the […]
October 24, 2009

French immigration official: ‘No burqas in the street’

As France’s Parliament discusses a possible burqa ban, France’s immigration minister has proposed a debate on French “national […]
October 6, 2009

«Il faut dire aux femmes que la République les protège»

Sihem Habchi, the leader of Ni Putes Ni Soumises, a French group that helps Muslim women, has strongly […]
September 30, 2009

Bumps on the road towards a burqa ban in France

In France, official debate on a possible burqa ban continues. via:[]
September 3, 2009

Waiting in France for a fatwa against forced marriages

Christine Jamaa, head of the group Voix des Femmes (Women’s Voice), fights against forced marriages in Islam: she […]
September 2, 2009

New school year puts French on forced marriage alert

As thousands of girls and young women prepare to start the new school year in France, activists are […]
August 12, 2009

Paris swimming refuses woman wearing Burkini

France’s struggle with Islamic dress has moved into the swimming pool after a 35-year-old woman was banned from […]
August 1, 2009

French feminist Fadela Amara continues mission

August’s issue of Connexion Magazine features an interview with French feminist Fadela Amara. Although Amara, who leans left […]
July 23, 2009

James Delingpole: What Barack Obama could learn from Nicolas Sarkozy about Islam

James Delingpole argues that U.S. President Barack Obama could learn from French President Nicolas Sarkozy with regard 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 […]