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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…

Great Western debate: What’s cooking under the Muslim headscarf?

SHAFAQNA - 'Lord forgive them for they do not know what they’re doing' … I wonder if this famous quote could apply to our modern-day great freak out over Muslim women and the headscarf. The audacity really! Why cover up when you could be…

Women, Islam and the headscarf – the non-issue everyone is talking about

SHAFAQNA - In late April I took part in a debate with Patricia Chagnon, a French official, and member of the Front National on the issue of radicalization and the Muslim veil - aka hijab. A profoundly secular country, France operates under…
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The grand hijab debate and being Muslim in the Western hemisphere

SHAFAQNA - Here we go again … Muslim women and their hijabs (headscarf) have become the source of yet another hot debate on freedom, male predominance, alleged submissiveness, and let’s just say it: Muslim women’s inability to choose…