niqab

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Women Are Covering Their Faces in Solidarity to Protest Denmark's Veil Ban

Muslim and non-Muslim activists alike met up to prepare for a demonstration against Denmark's new “burqa ban.”
Shani Pedersen
8.1.18
Burqa bans

Protesters are wearing face veils to demonstrate against Denmark’s new burqa ban

“My life is going to change very drastically. It means every time I leave my front door I’m actually a criminal."
Tim Hume
8.1.18
Denmark

Wearing a burqa in public is now a crime in Denmark

Lawmakers were free to vote in accordance with their personal views, and 74 did not vote at all.
Tim Hume
5.31.18
Norway

Face coverings have “no place” in Norway’s schools, official says

Alexa Liautaud
6.12.17
populism

Austria moves to ban the burqa to counter surging support for the far right

Tim Hume
1.31.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Angela Merkel Wants to Ban Full-Face Veils in Germany

"The full veil is not appropriate here, it should be forbidden wherever that is legally possible. It does not belong to us."
Lauren Messman
12.6.16
Europe

Burkas may be banned from public places in Germany

"We reject the full veil — not just the burka but the other forms of full veil where only the eyes are visible," said Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Friday.
Tamara Khandaker
8.19.16
war and conflict

Syrian women burned a burka after being freed from the Islamic State

Video footage from the city of Manbij in northern Syria shows a crowd cheering as a woman waves a swath of black fabric and sets it on fire.
Tess Owen
8.3.16
News

What Do British Teachers Think About the Controversy Over Face Veils in Schools?

UK schools have considered banning face coverings, but teachers we spoke to said very few girls are wearing them in the first place.
Samira Shackle
1.28.16
americas

The Legal Battle Over the Niqab Is Over in Canada

Justin Trudeau's government has dropped a legal challenge mounted by his predecessor after a Canadian court ruled that the government couldn't force a woman to remove her face-covering veil during a citizenship ceremonies.
Justin Ling
11.16.15
News

New Survey Exposing Quebec’s Islamophobia Is Just Tip of Iceberg, Muslim Group Says

Justice Femme say growing intolerance is leading to increased violence.
Brigitte Noël
11.4.15
Canadian election

Jubilation in Montreal as Trudeau Ushers in 'New Generation' of Leadership

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau defied early critics and polls to lead his party to a shockingly strong win in the longest Canadian election in over 100 years.
Jake Bleiberg
10.20.15
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