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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…

Bus firm apologized after driver demands Muslim mother remove her niqab

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SHAFAQNA - A Bristol bus company has been forced to apologize after one of its drivers said he would only allow a Muslim woman onto a bus if she removed her veil. The 20-year-old mother was with her two-month-old child when the man asked…

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…

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…