Saturday, December 4, 2021


Europe rights body pulls pro-hijab campaign after French outcry

The campaign was seized upon by anti-immigration extreme right contenders seeking to unseat President Emmanuel Macron in next year's vote, and who fiercely oppose hijab-wearing in public.

Veiled protest: Afghan women rally in support of the Taliban

About 300 women waved Taliban flags as speakers railed against the West and expressed support for the Islamists' policies.

Minister condemns racist jibe against national sprinter who wore hijab at Olympics

Zuraida Kamaruddin says the athlete's attire had nothing to do with her performance.

French president’s party abandons candidate over hijab poster

In strongly secular France, religious symbols are frowned upon in politics.

Ban on full facial coverings to be put to vote in Switzerland

The ban would mean that nobody could cover their face completely in public – whether in shops or the open countryside, although exceptions will be made for places of worship.

Indonesia says no more compulsory hijab for schoolgirls

State schools still face sanctions if they fail to comply with the edict, with Education Minister Nadiem Makarim saying religious attire is an individual choice.

Iran woman arrested for ‘cycling without hijab’

A short video was circulated on social media networks showing a bare-headed woman cycling in front of a mosque.

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