Friday, 19 October 2018

Tag Archives: niqab

UK PM Theresa May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has scolded her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, for saying that Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers. Johnson, who resigned last month over the way May is negotiating Brexit, wrote in The Daily Telegraph this week that Denmark ...

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First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

COPENHAGEN: A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman had ...

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Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

COPENHAGEN: The Danish parliament on Thursday passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so. “Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine,” says the law, which was passed by 75 votes ...

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Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

BELGIUM: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and that it was “necessary in a democratic society”, ...

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