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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…

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…

The Orientalist Gaze Speaks Loud: William Shaler on Algerian Women

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SHAFAQNA - William Shaler (1773 – March 29, 1833) was an American government official who served as a diplomat and confidential agent in several foreign locations, including Algiers, Mexico and Cuba. He was one a key foreign agent in Algeria,…

Muslim students reconsider Quebec universities after face-covering ban

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SHAFAQNA - Two weeks ago, the passing of a controversial law in Quebec banning face coverings for those giving or receiving public services was met with public backlash. While Quebec’s Liberal government was forced to tone down its interpretation…

Austrian FM, politicians call for a ban on full body veil

SHAFAQNA  - Austrian conservative politicians called for a ban on full body veils on Thursday, saying the veils would hinder women to integrate into the mainly Catholic Austrian society. Public debate about a ban on full body veils was…