February 7, 2014 An 18 year old woman applying for a job with the staffing agency All-In was told that she could not work there if she wore a headscarf. The woman did not wear a headscarf to the interview, but had done so during a previous internship. The company asked her about the headscarf, stating "we are a Dutch company and are allowed to make … [Read more...] about Dutch Staffing Agency Refuses Job to Woman “If She Wears a Headscarf”
January 29, 2014 The Turkish Islamic Union Institute for Islamic religion (DITIB) regretted the comments of the Catholic Cardinal Meisner defining them “confusing”. None of the holy texts would categorize human beings, as all are created equal, stated DITIB. Citing a religious text, Meisner had excerpted one part of the text, commenting “one family of yours … [Read more...] about Muslim reactions to the talk of Cardinal Meisner
January 30, 2014 Muslims associations and German State authorities will be meeting this year at the annual German Islam Conference to continue the debate about Muslim life in German society. The German Islam Conference was initiated in 2006 by former Minister of Interior Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU). One if the issues will be the implementation of an official Muslim … [Read more...] about Expectations and reactions ahead of the German Islam Conference
December 5, 2013 The new coalition of the German government led by the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Christian Democratic (CDU) and the Christian Socialist Party (CSU) is planning to reform the citizenship law, enabling immigrants to obtain dual citizenship. The citizenship decree of the year 2000 obliged every German-born child to choose between German … [Read more...] about Dual citizenship and reactions from Muslim groups
(RNS) Islamophobic or empowering? Those are among the reactions to a new Diesel jeans ad featuring a heavily tattooed, topless white woman wearing a redesigned, denim burqa. The slogan next to her: “I Am Not What I Appear To Be.” Racist and condescending are among the criticisms that have been leveled at the ad, created by Nicola Formichetti, former stylist to Lady Gaga, … [Read more...] about Diesel Burqa Ad: Islamophobic Or Empowering?