PARIS (RNS) The gradual transformation of the niqab issue from a national debate to little more than a footnote speaks volumes about French politics.
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TORONTO (RNS) The ruling is the third legal defeat for Canada’s Conservative government on the Muslim face veil, which has become a hot-button issue in the Oct. 19 federal election.
(RNS) Government officials said they were concerned the garments might be used as a disguise to commit terrorist acts.
VANCOUVER (Reuters) “I’m thinking of wearing white shoes before May 24. Is that still considered tacky,” asked Toronto Twitter user Sarah Dearing
TORONTO (RNS) “I believe, and I think most Canadians believe, that it is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment where they are committing to join the Canadian family,” said Stephen Harper.
PARIS (RNS) Besides France, Belgium has also adopted the veil ban, as have parts of Switzerland, Spain and Italy.
(RNS) In England, a judge’s decision to require Muslim women to remove a facial covering prompts a national debate on veils, particularly the niqab, which covers all but the eyes.
TUNIS, TUNISIA (RNS) Increasingly, critics say, free expression — a cornerstone of Tunisia's 2011 revolution — is under attack. A string of incidents has fueled an intense debate about the role of religion, artistic expression and women's rights in this once staunchly secular North African country. By Elizabeth Bryant.