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Free choice and its discontents: Germany debates Muslim women’s attire

What is the meaning of the religious attire worn by some Muslim women? Are hijab and niqab hallmarks of the retrograde nature of Islam?...

French law against religious symbols in parliament sparks criticism

France's parliament has banned lawmakers from wearing any religious symbols under a new "neutral" dress code. Members of the National Assembly must avoid "the wearing of...

The Police and the Headscarf Debate in the Netherlands and the...

Can you be a “neutral” policewoman and still wear an Islamic headscarf? According to young Dutch Muslim Sarah Izat (26), these two are not...

The hijab in German public schools: New court case lets old...

The protracted German debate on Muslim teachers’ right to wear the hijab when working in the public sector has received its newest episode. The...