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British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

Catalonia Elects Its First Female Muslim MP

SHAFAQNA- Catalonia elected its first female Muslim MP in the region’s elections last Thursday, bringing the number of Muslim parliamentarian representative to three. The December 21st election marked the 12th Parliament of the Autonomous…

Catalonia election: Muslim woman on a political mission

SHAFAQNA - "It's sad to turn on the television and never see a black face or an Arab personality," says Najat Driouech, who is likely to become Catalonia's first female Muslim MP. She says she is used to being a pioneer, as the first girl…

Catalonia rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule

SHAFAQNA- Speaking at the regional government’s headquarters in Barcelona on Friday, Puigdemont said the central government had not provided sufficient guarantees that holding elections would prevent the imposition of direct rule, Press…

Violence erupts as police try to stop Catalonia referendum

SHAFAQNA- Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel region. Police…