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French President Rules Out Hijab Ban

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out a ban on the Islamic hijab in public, admitting that the Muslim women outfit should be tolerated in the country. “I am not especially happy that some [Muslim] women choose to wear the headscarf when out in public, but it must be tolerated,” Macron was quoted …

Austria Proposes Hijab Ban for Primary School Students

VIENNA – Austrian Muslims have condemned a new plan announced Wednesday by the new right-wing government to ban Muslim girls under 10 from wearing the hijab “Our goal is to confront any development of parallel societies in Austria,” Kurz told ORF radio, using a term he and the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), the coalition partner, …

UK Education Union: Hijab Ban is Naked Racism

BRIGHTON – UK’s National Education Union voted on April 1 at its annual conference in Brighton to reject the statements of a senior British education official over the issue of barring girls as young as five from wearing hijab in state schools. “Efforts to bar girls from wearing the hijab at primary schools were naked …

Belgian Men, Women Don Hijab to Support Muslims

Denouncing the recent court ruling allowing European employers to ban or fire employees who do hijab, a message of solidarity with Muslims spread across the Facebook, with both Belgian men and women sharing their photos while donning a hijab.

American Muslim Women Say No to EU Hijab Ban

Many Muslim racial justice, social justice, and human rights activists in the United States consider the recent ban another example of increasing xenophobic and extremist anti-Muslim bias.

‘Sameness’ Perspective Makes Hijab Illegal in Europe

A UK employment lawyer joined high-ranking female Muslim voices condemning Tuesday’s European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling allowing employers to ban the wearing of visible religious symbols, such as headscarves and other religious signs.

Why Do Some Muslim Countries Ban Hijab?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam Anon,  Thank you very much for contacting About Islam with your question.  Also, thank you for your concerns regarding freedom of faith and how Muslim women should exercise their rights in full freedom. I think that the misunderstanding comes …

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