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Canada conservative leadership candidate, Steven Blaney wants to ban face veils while voting

SHAFAQNA- Conservative MP Steven Blaney's first announcement as a candidate for the federal Conservative leadership is a call for women casting ballots and taking the oath of citizenship to do so with their faces uncovered. "We have a Canadian…

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…

Canada wants to ban the Islamic veil - narrative of exclusion say activists

SHAFAQNA - As Stephen Harper hardens his anti-niqab (face veil) position on the campaign trail, three Canadian women who wear the face veil say the Conservative leader’s rhetoric risks pitting the country against its Muslim citizens. The…