July 1, 2014 On Tuesday, July 1 the European Court of Human Rights voted, by a large majority, to uphold France’s ban of the full veil. A young Frenchwoman challenged the law that was instituted in 2010 and which calls for a 150-euro fine for anyone wearing the full veil in public. The decision is largely viewed as a triumph for France and Belgium, which are the only two … [Read more...] about European Human Rights Court Upholds France’s Burqa Ban
March 23, 2014 The report published by the newspaper le Monde on the 10th anniversary of France’s ban on the Muslim veil in public educational institutions in France deserves to be read and meditated to draw the main conclusion on the French model of secularism in facilitating discrimination against Muslims. The editors of the report confirm that there … [Read more...] about Ten Years On: The Ban on the Muslim Veil in France Raises Continuing Questions
January 27, 2014 A Muslim woman standing trial in a full-face veil, who was told she must remove it if she gives evidence in her defence, will not take to the witness box, a court has heard. Rebekah Dawson, 22, has been allowed to appear at her trial for alleged witness intimidation in a niqab showing just her eyes. The trial judge, Peter Murphy, ruled last … [Read more...] about Muslim woman will not testify after being told she must remove face veil
January 21, 2014 “What dress is most appropriate for a Muslim woman in public?” Researchers at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan asked the same question to both men and women of various age groups and different religious faiths in seven countries with a Muslim majority. The real focus of the research was post- revolution Tunisia, … [Read more...] about Veil, Women and Islam: who decides appropriate public dress?
"Maybe we are hated" - The experience and impact of anti-Muslim hate on British Muslim women Authors: Dr Chris Allen, Dr Arshad Isakjee and Özlem Ögtem Young Overview and … [Read more...] about “Maybe we are hated” – The experience and impact of anti-Muslim hate on British Muslim women