Girl denied internship in Belgium due to headscarf

Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf. Born and raised in Belgium, Baslik told Anadolu Agency that she had recently been accepted to pursue her master’s degree at Vrije University Brussels, and she had been encouraged as a successful […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Anadolu Agency




Boris Johnson says burkas make women look like ‘bank robbers and letter boxes’

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attacked the dress of Muslim women in a newspaper column on 6th of August, but he’s insisted that Britain shouldn’t join other countries in banning them in public. Writing in the Daily Telegraph he mocked the dress and branded it “oppressive” – saying Denmark had got it wrong to bring in the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Sun , Euronews




Denmark’s ban on Islamic face veils comes into force

Denmark’s controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force on Wednesday, as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment, AFP reported. Denmark in June approved the ban on garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, joining other European countries in doing so. Wearing […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Israel National News , TRT Haber



A Yemeni female student sits final school exams at a secondary school, on June 10, 2014, in the capital Sanaa. Yemen suffered a total blackout after gunmen in the eastern province of Marib sabotaged key power lines, the electricity and energy ministry announced. The absence of reliable electricity supplies further complicates the lives of Yemenis, who already suffer water and food shortages.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Norway bans wearing of face veils at educational institutions from Aug. 1

From Aug. 1, Norway’s kindergarten employees will not be allowed to wear face-covering garments like niqab and burka, news agency NTB reported Monday. The new rule will not only apply to kindergartens, but throughout the course of education, from primary schools to universities. The prohibition applies to pupils, students and employees at educational institutions in […]

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Country: Norway




Ukip leader Gerard Batten calls prophet Muhammad a paedophile at Tommy Robinson rally

Ukip’s leader has called the prophet Muhammad a paedophile at a rally for jailed far-right leader Tommy Robinson. Gerard Batten, an MEP for London, told protesters campaigning for the release of Robinson in London that “rape gang members are predominately followers of the cult of Muhammad”. In remarks prepared for the rally in London on Saturday, Mr Batten […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Independent




Calls for France to end xenophobia, Islamophobia as migrant, Muslim players clinch World Cup win

As France clinched its second-ever World Cup win over Croatia thanks to goals by migrants and a Muslim, fans and onlookers quickly pointed out the need for the country to apply its victories on the field to life off the field. Often in the spotlight for its xenophobic and Islamophobic social policies, France didn’t seem […]

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Country: France
Source: A News , Utanç Günlüğü



epa05513331 A Tunisian woman wearing a 'burkini' walks at beach Bizerte, north-eastern Tunis, Tunisia, 28 August  2016.  EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

Burkini woman ejected from Florence swimming baths

A burkini-clad woman was asked to leave a municipal swimming baths in Florence on Saturday, sources said Monday night. Leftwing Power to the People Councillor Miriam Amato called on sports pointman Andrea Vanucci to send a circular to all municipal baths telling them to let women in burkinis use their facilities. “What happened on Saturday […]

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Country: Italy
Source: ANSA




U.S. top court upholds Trump travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the argument that it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination. The 5-4 ruling, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberal justices dissenting, ended a fierce fight […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters




Dutch senate passes law enabling partial ‘burqa ban’

The Dutch Upper House of parliament on June 26 passed a law banning the wearing of face-covering veils in public buildings, such as schools, government offices and hospitals. The Lower House approved the bill in 2016, after attempts to impose a more general ban on burqas and other face-covering veils failed. The new law bans […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters , Sputnik Türkiye




Austrian rightist calls for prohibition of fasting in schools

The Secretary General of the Austrian People’s Party, Karl Nehammer, called for a ban on fasting for school-age children. He said that he had received “innumerable” reports from teachers about the welfare of children during Ramadan. “If religious rituals, regardless of religion, endanger the health of children, this is clearly going too far,” Nehammer said. “If religion […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Gatestone Institute , TRT Haber