Women

Girl, 16, Banned From School for Wearing Hijab In Spain

April 16, 2010

Author: Fiona Govan

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/7598004/Girl-16-banned-from-school-for-wearing-hijab-in-Spain.html

Najwa Malha, who was born i[n] Spain to Moroccan immigrants, has been excluded from classes at the state-run Camilo Jose Cela School in the Madrid suburb of Pozuelo after being told that her hijab was in violation of...

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Delaware DMV Offers Apology for Headscarf Incident

April 14, 2010

Author: Mike Chalmers

Source: Delaware Online/The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100414/NEWS02/4140336/DMV+offers+apology+for+headscarf+incident

Getting her driver's license should have been an exciting rite of passage for a Sussex County teenager, her mother said.

But when Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles workers told the 16-year-old girl to remove her...

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Bosnian Colleges Draw Turks Avoiding Headscarf Ban

April 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6343VJ20100405

About 1,000 Turkish students have left home to attend university in Bosnia, attracted by the low cost of living, good food and -- for women -- the right to wear an Islamic headscarf.

On Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan officially opened a new campus of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) on the outskirts of the Bosnian capital...

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Belgium Prepares to Impose Nationwide Ban On Face-Covering Veil

April 1, 2010

Author: David Charter

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7083543.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

The face-covering veil is set to be banned within weeks in Belgium, making it the first country in Europe to make the wearing of Muslim clothing illegal.

Women who flout the ban will face from one to seven days in jail or a fine of €15 to €25.

While...

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Governor Signs Repeal On Teachers' Religious Dress; Ban Will Lift In July 2011

April 1, 2010

Author: Betsy Hammond

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2010/04/governor_signs_repeal_on_teach.html

With supporters of religious freedom looking on, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill this morning that will end Oregon's ban on teachers wearing head scarves and other religious attire. 

The ban won't lift until after the 2010-11 school year. The rationale for the...

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French Council Advises Against Total Ban On Burqa

March 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/new/6935998.html

France's highest administrative body has concluded that a total ban on Islamic face-covering veils in public risks being found illegal and advises against it.

The Council of State also says in a report on the veil that even a limited ban would be difficult to...

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UWO Students Take Interfaith Roadtrip With Plans for More

March 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Jewish Tribune

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php/201003292857/UWO-students-take-interfaith-roadtrip-with-plans-for-more.html

Students at the University of Western Ontario enjoyed a recent interfaith experience that explored the role of women within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The free program, the Abrahamic Roadtrip, was...

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Female Muslim Doctors Allowed to Wear Disposable Sleeves for Modesty: Official Guidance

March 27, 2010

Author: Rebecca Smith

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7528335/Female-Muslim-doctors-allowed-to-wear-disposable-sleeves-for-modesty-official-guidance.html

All staff involved in caring for patients should be 'bare below the elbows' to ensure sleeves do not become contaminated and hands can be washed thoroughly to prevent...

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Parsi Woman Moves Court for Her Right to Worship

March 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Today

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/90053/India/Parsi+woman+moves+court+for+her+right+to+worship.html

A Zoroastrian woman, married outside her Parsi community, has moved the Gujarat High Court (HC) to ensure her fundamental right to worship and access to religious places. A division bench admitted the matter on Thursday.

Goolrokh Adi Contractor...

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In Germany, Xenophobia Diverted By Open Doors

March 23, 2010

Author: Nicholas Kulish

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/24/world/europe/24germany.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Everything seemed to be in place for a protracted xenophobic row and attendant media frenzy in this depressed industrial town near the French border.

A Muslim congregation applied in November to build a minaret and three golden cupolas on the roof of the old movie theater...

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Quebec Seeks to Lift the Face Veil

March 23, 2010

Author: Joan Delaney

Source: The Epoch Times

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/31925/

Women who wear the niqab—full face-veil—must uncover their faces when applying for a medicare card in Quebec in order to ascertain their identity, the province’s human rights commission has said.

Niqab-wearing women also do not have the right to insist on being served by a female employee, the commission said in an opinion last...

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The Washing: In the Muslim Custom Of Bathing the Dead, She Found a Deep Sense Of Reward -- And Shaved Off 40 Sins

March 21, 2010

Author: Reshma Memon Yaqu

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031202891.html?sub=AR

I hadn't planned to wash the corpse.

But sometimes you just get caught up in the moment.

Through a series of slight miscalculations, I am the first of the deceased woman's relatives to arrive at the March Funeral Home in west Baltimore on this Monday...

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