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It’s Not About Burqa: New Book Challenges Muslim Women Stereotypes - About Islam

It’s Not About Burqa: New Book Challenges Muslim Women Stereotypes

BEIRUT – Giving the Muslim women the opportunity to tell their own story, a new book has been published by a feminist Muslim author who challenges the stereotypes pegging Muslim women as “submissive” and judging them by their religious clothing. “Burqa is the most politicized word around Muslim women,” Mariam Khan, the author of “It’s …

Muslim Activist Promises to Pay Fines for Swiss Niqabi Women - About Islam

Muslim Activist Promises to Pay Fines for Swiss Niqabi Women

ST. GALLEN – Paying thousands of euros as a fine for Muslim women donning niqab, French-Algerian businessman Rachid Nekkaz has promised to assist the concerned Muslim women in St Gallen, a Swiss canton which voted for the ban of the outfit last week. Nekkaz arrived in St Gallen’s capital city on Wednesday, accompanied by a …

Swiss Canton Voters Back Burqa Ban - About Islam

Swiss Canton Voters Back Burqa Ban

ST. GALLEN – The canton of St Gallen in northeastern Switzerland has become the second in the European country to vote in favor of banning burqa in public in a referendum held on Sunday, September 23. Sixty-seven percent of the electorates in the German-speaking canton supported a law that allows police to fine anyone covering …

Danish Fashion Show Supports Women Against Burqa Ban - About Islam

Danish Fashion Show Supports Women Against Burqa Ban

COPENHAGEN — An Iranian-born Danish Muslim designer made more than a fashion statement in Denmark by showcasing models wearing niqab and others dressed as police officers, days after a law banned the full-face covering in the North European country. “I have a duty to support all women’s freedom of speech and freedom of thought,” Reza …

Danish Muslim Fined for Wearing Niqab - About Islam

Danish Muslim Fined for Wearing Niqab

COPENHAGEN – A Muslim woman wearing a niqab has become the first person in Denmark to be fined under new laws banning full-face Islamic veils. The woman, 28, was fined by the police who were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, north ofCopenhagen, where the woman had become involved in an altercation with another …

Switzerland Rejects Proposed Niqab Ban

Switzerland Rejects Proposed Niqab Ban

ZURICH – The Swiss government opposed on June 27 a grassroots campaign for a ban on facial coverings in public that will prompt a binding referendum, The Express Tribune reported. The Swiss cabinet said individual cantons should decide on the matter, which nevertheless will go to a nationwide vote under Switzerland’s federal system of direct …

French President Rules Out Hijab Ban - About Islam

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 …

Denmark Set to Ban Niqab - About Islam

Denmark Set to Ban Niqab

COPENHAGEN – The Danish government announced Wednesday its plan to ban the full-face covering, known as niqab and burqa, in public places throughout the north European country, calling it “incompatible with the values of the Danish society or the respect for the community to keep the face hidden when meeting each other in the public …



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