Women

French Parliament Condemns Full Islamic Face Veil

May 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8676238.stm

The French parliament has voted to condemn the full Islamic face veil, calling it "an affront to the nation's values of dignity and equality".

The non-binding resolution was passed unanimously, although 30 communist deputies walked out in protest.

Legislation to ban the full-face veil in public is expected later this year.

The proposal has provoked...

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French Parliament Condemns Full Islamic Face Veil

May 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8676238.stm

The French parliament has voted to condemn the full Islamic face veil, calling it "an affront to the nation's values of dignity and equality".

The non-binding resolution was passed unanimously, although 30 communist deputies walked out in protest.

Legislation to ban the full-face veil in public is expected later this year.

The proposal has provoked...

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Modesty And Faith Connected In Many Religions

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126672354

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington.

In recent weeks, skirmishes in the cultural conflict over the clothes worn by some Muslim women erupted in Belgium's parliament, in an Italian court and at a traffic stop in France. The burqa and the niqab cover a woman's body almost completely, but there are also disputes over...

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Modesty And Faith Connected In Many Religions

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126672354

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington.

In recent weeks, skirmishes in the cultural conflict over the clothes worn by some Muslim women erupted in Belgium's parliament, in an Italian court and at a traffic stop in France. The burqa and the niqab cover a woman's body almost completely, but there are also disputes over...

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An Unusual Perspective: I Wore a Niqab for a Day In a Major German City

May 5, 2010

Author: Chamselassil Ayari

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5560643,00.html

Chamselassil Ayari, a reporter for Deutsche Welle's Arab language service, wore a Muslim full-body covering garment for one day. Her experiment begins on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon in Cologne's busiest shopping street.

People jostle through the streets and the many stores. I glance into the window of a luxury shoe store not...

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An Unusual Perspective: I Wore a Niqab for a Day In a Major German City

May 5, 2010

Author: Chamselassil Ayari

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5560643,00.html

Chamselassil Ayari, a reporter for Deutsche Welle's Arab language service, wore a Muslim full-body covering garment for one day. Her experiment begins on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon in Cologne's busiest shopping street.

People jostle through the streets and the many stores. I glance into the window of a luxury shoe store not...

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Muslim Woman In Italy Is Fined for Wearing Veil

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/world/europe/05italy.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A 26-year-old Tunisian woman has been fined for wearing a face veil while walking to a mosque in northern Italy, adding to the growing debate on the integration of Muslim minorities in Europe.

The police in the city of Novara, a...

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Swiss Canton Considers Burqa Ban

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321920,swiss-canton-considers-burqa-ban.html

A Swiss canton on Tuesday passed legislation preparing the groundwork for a possible ban on the Islamic burqa.

The local council in Aargau, a canton (state) in the north of Switzerland along the German border, voted overwhelmingly to work on a state initiative to make wearing the burqa...

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Swiss Canton Considers Burqa Ban

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321920,swiss-canton-considers-burqa-ban.html

A Swiss canton on Tuesday passed legislation preparing the groundwork for a possible ban on the Islamic burqa.

The local council in Aargau, a canton (state) in the north of Switzerland along the German border, voted overwhelmingly to work on a state initiative to make wearing the burqa...

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Muslim Woman In Italy Is Fined for Wearing Veil

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/world/europe/05italy.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

A 26-year-old Tunisian woman has been fined for wearing a face veil while walking to a mosque in northern Italy, adding to the growing debate on the integration of Muslim minorities in Europe.

The police in the city of Novara, a...

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Appeals Court: Holding Cells Not Covered By Religious Freedom Laws

May 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The San Francisco Appeal

http://sfappeal.com/alley/2010/05/appeals-court-holding-cells-not-covered-by-religious-freedom-laws.php

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that Orange County officials were entitled to require a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf when she was held in a courthouse holding cell four years ago.

A panel of the 9th U.S....

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Workplace Religious Freedom Bill Finds Revived Interest

May 3, 2010

Author: Lauren E. Bohn

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/workplace-religious-freedom-bi.php

More than a decade after it was first introduced, an on-again off-again bill to protect employees' religious expression in the workplace is attracting renewed attention that could lead to action on Capitol Hill in coming weeks.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act would revise and...

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Workplace Religious Freedom Bill Finds Revived Interest

May 3, 2010

Author: Lauren E. Bohn

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/05/workplace-religious-freedom-bi.php

More than a decade after it was first introduced, an on-again off-again bill to protect employees' religious expression in the workplace is attracting renewed attention that could lead to action on Capitol Hill in coming weeks.

The Workplace Religious Freedom Act would revise and...

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