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Quebec bans face covering in public services, raising worries among Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - Quebec has adopted a law that will force people to show their faces when taking the bus or borrowing a book from the library, pushing ahead with legislation that is being criticized for targeting Muslim Canadian women. Bill 62,…

German minister to propose ban on full face veils in public

SHAFAQNA - Germany’s interior minister will propose a number of security measures, including a ban on the full face veil for women, in reaction to growing concerns about violent attacks in the country. According to German media, the measures,…

Egypt under fire over face-veil ban

SHAFAQNA - Seventy-seven niqab-wearing faculty members from across Cairo University are preparing to file a law suit against the university president, a lawyer involved in the case told Aswat Masriya. Ahmed Mahran, the head of the Cairo…