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The Atlantic's report on Banning Muslim Veils across Europe 

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SHAFAQNA- Denmark has passed a ban on face veils in public which widely understood to be targeting Muslim face veil like the burqa and niqab. The Atlantic reports about this law in Denmark and other European countries and its effect on Muslim community…

UKIP ban burqa and sharia courts ahead of June election in Britain

SHAFAQNA - The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which campaigned for Britain’s exit from the European Union in the 2016 referendum, is whipping up Islamophobia in the country ahead of the June election. In an interview with BBC on Sunday, UKIP…

Swiss parliament rejects bill proposing country-wide burqa ban

SHAFAQNA - Swiss parliament’s upper house rejected a bill which called upon the country to outlaw the Muslim face veil on Thursday. The bill was proposed by the hardline Swiss People’s Party (SVP). MP Walter Wobmann called for a federal…

Ban me that Burka! Germany goes all French on fashion over integration issues

SHAFAQNA - Brace yourself ladies and gentlemen for Germany can now cure radicalism. In one swift swoop – punt intended, Berlin has offered to both eradicate radicalism and free women from the diktat of their modesty. Aren’t you glad you…

Burhan Kesici, Germany's Muslim leaders condemn AfD's anti-Islam proposal

SHAFAQNA- Heads of leading German Islamic groups have criticized the AfD's proposed ban on minarets and burqas. Germany's Islamic Council has even compared the far-right party with the NSDAP. "I think the AfD is playing with people's…

Senegal considers implementing a ban on the burqa

SHAFAQNA - Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of extremism in the west African country. The Interior Minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said, “Women would no longer be allowed to wear the Islamic dress,…