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Dutch plan ban on Muslim face veils next year

Dutch plan ban on Muslim face veils next year

The Dutch minority government plans to ban Muslim face veils such as burqas and other forms of clothing that cover the face from next year.

January 28, 2012 1:18
 
Spain’s parliament to debate full-face veil ban

Spain’s parliament to debate full-face veil ban

Analysts believe that the ban on Islamic full-face veils could spread across Europe.

July 19, 2010 4:08
 
Burqa bans conceal some far more difficult problems

Burqa bans conceal some far more difficult problems

Is European legislation against the Islamic face covering merely a way of sidestepping some far more complex – and perhaps unsolvable – issues?

April 26, 2010 7:31
 

Violators of Belgium’s burqa ban law face jail time

Belgium’s federal parliament committee will make wearing of Islamic face covering punishable by fines and up to seven days in prison.

April 22, 2010 8:16
 

French panel recommends burqa ban

Lawmakers call for a ban on the Islamic veil in hospitals, schools and on public transport.

January 26, 2010 4:44
 
Will you wear burqa shades?

Will you wear burqa shades?

A branding agency in Dubai has come up with a pair of sunglasses made of gold and inspired by the traditional burqa.

November 25, 2009 10:26
 
Rationalizing the veil

Rationalizing the veil

French President Nicolas Sarkozy opened up a can of feisty worms when he said the burqa is "a sign of subservience." Arab News asks scholars what they think the burqa signifies.

July 12, 2009 1:07