A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia`s Parliament House due to security concerns was abandoned Monday after an outcry.
Abdul Salam Badr had no choice but to shave his beard to save himself from becoming a target in Egypt`s crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Maria TV, a new satellite news channel that only features women wearing the full Islamic veil, has been launched in Egypt.
The idea for the channel came from "discrimination" against women who wear niqab.
Maroon Rafique was told that for the security and safety of children and teachers, there was a ban on any type of face coverings.
A Muslim woman has revealed her horror after being asked to remove her niqab by a security guard in a New Jersey mall.
Sooraya Graham took a black and white picture of her friend as a part of a class assignment.
France threatens burqa-clad women with fines if they refuse to expose faces.
Airport staff are required to see the faces of passengers boarding flights.
French police fined a woman
for driving while wearing an Islamic veil, just weeks after a
similar incident sparked a major political row, officials said
France and Belgium are steadfast in ban on face coverings worn by Muslim women.
After France, Muslim women have been banned from wearing niqab in Canada`s French-speaking Quebec province.
The niqab worn by Muslim women has become a flash point in Canada, with most people seeking ban on the veil in public.
A controversial cartoon in a Montreal newspaper at the weekend has further fuelled the niqab controversy and angered Muslims in Canada.
Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has waded into Egypt`s "niqab" controversy, saying the full-face veil wipes out a woman`s personality, the official news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.
A French parliamentary panel will stop short of recommending a ban on face-covering veils in the street and instead will ask for the garb to be banned in public facilities such as hospitals, the panel`s president says.
Egypt`s prestigious Al-Azhar University has barred students from wearing face-veils or Niqab in female-only classrooms and dormitories.
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