MONTREAL – The new government of Quebec province in Canada is planning to block Muslim women who work in the civil service from wearing the chador, niqab, and burka, CBC reported on October 24. The Premier of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ), François Legault, made clear his intention to “prohibit those who hold positions of …
As the Austrian face-veil ban comes into force, a Muslim woman was forced to remove her veil Sunday, October 1, in a new challenge to Muslims in the European country.
Muslim leaders have expressed concerns over One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s burka “stunt” in the Senate, warning it could encourage US-style “alt-right” attacks on their community.
A Facebook group for members of Norway’s far right has been widely mocked after members mistook a row of empty bus seats for burka-wearing women.
The leader of a British far-right party has vowed to enforce a complete burka (face veil) and Shari`ah courts ban if he won June elections, as he released the party’s manifesto.
A decision by Bulgaria parliament to ban full-face veil for Muslim women in public spaces has triggered criticism from rights groups, condemning it for violating freedom rights of the religious minority.