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Keyword: Hijab-ban

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News & Analysis

European Hijab ban: Reasons and potential reaction

Our Own Correspondent

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

Intolerance and hatred of the ‘other’ is part of the DNA of Europe but such racism and xenophobia could lead to the disintegration of Europe itself.

World

European Human Rights court upholds Turkish hijab ban

M.S. Ahmed

Shawwal 28, 14262005-12-01

Since it agreed to start accession talks with Turkey in October, the European Union has been highly critical of Turkey's human-rights record, including its treatment of the Kurds, who are concentrated in the south east of the country.

World

Muslim protests against proposed hijab ban shock France

Ali Waliken

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14242004-02-01

Tens of thousands of French Muslims took to the streets of Paris, Marseilles, Lille and other French towns and cities on January 17 to express their anger at the government’s proposal to ban hijab from public schools...

Editorials

French ban on hijab exposes the myth of liberalism

Editor

Dhu al-Qa'dah 08, 14242004-01-01

A ban on French Muslimahs wearing hijab in public schools seems inevitable after president Jacques Chirac voiced support for the findings of a government commission recommending that "visible religious symbols" be banned as inconsistent with the French state’s secular ethos...

South-East Asia

Hijab controversy in Singapore highlights deeper problems

A Correspondent in Singapore

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14222002-02-16

The suspension of two Muslim schoolgirls from their schools earlier this month in Singapore has brought into the limelight the republic’s little-known Muslim community.

World

Democracy, a parliament and a woman in hijab...

Mansoor Akbar Kundi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 06, 14201999-09-16

Sister Safa Merve Kavakci’s hijab battle dominated the political debate in Turkey about the functioning of democratic norms and secularism until it was buried by the August earthquake. While the secular Kemalist government got egg on its face for its poor handling of the rescue efforts, the hijab issue is still being debated.

World

Turkey’s secular fundamentalists target woman over hijab

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 30, 14201999-05-16

Merve Kavakci, elected to Turkish parliament from Istanbul as a Fazilat (Virtue) Party candidate in the April 18 election, appears at first sight quite unassuming, even a little shy. But beneath that gentle exterior is a young Muslimah of steely nerves.

World

Hijab banned, adultery permitted in Kemalist Turkey

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14191998-07-16

To their eternal shame, Kemalists in Turkey continue to expose themselves as a morally bankrupt bunch. They ban Muslim girls and women who wear the hijab from attending school or university but insist that adultery is permissible.

World

Turkish youth win hijab battle

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar 21, 14191998-03-16

The banning of Refah, Turkey’s ‘Islamic’ political party, was formalized on February 22, when the Constitutional Court’s full verdict was published.

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