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Marine Le Pen Vows to Ban Hijab, ‘Murderous Islamist Ideologies’

French politician and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen proposed to ban “Islamist ideologies” during a press conference on Friday, the plan that would also include a restriction on hijab-wearing in all public places, France 24 reports. The 52-year-old politician, who leads France’s National Rally party, told reporters that Muslim headscarves should be considered “an Islamist […]Read More

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Thai Education Ministry Bars Hijab at Buddhist School in Deep

Thai education officials have ruled that Muslim students attending a Buddhist-run school in the mainly Muslim Deep South region are required to wear uniforms and cannot dress according to Islamic customs. Buddhists and Muslim students alike must wear uniforms and abide by the dress-code of the school, which sits on the property of a Buddhist […]Read More

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Iran Urged To Free Woman Who Took Stand Against Compulsory

Amnesty International is calling on Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release a woman who was arrested in Tehran last month for apparently protesting peacefully against the country’s mandatory Islamic dress code. In a January 24 statement, the London-based rights group also reiterated its calls on the authorities to “end the persecution of women who […]Read More

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Hotels May Not Ban Hijabs on Staff, Malaysia Tourism Minister

Malaysia’s tourism minister on Thursday warned hotels that allegedly ban women from wearing hijabs while working the front desk to immediately drop the policy, which has caused an uproar. The matter came to light after the Union Network International-Malaysia Labor Center (UNI-MLC) earlier this month revealed it had received complaints from female hotel employees who […]Read More

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Tajik Authorities Hunt the Hijab and Battle the Beard

Practicing Islam is becoming harder in Tajikistan, a majority Muslim post-Soviet state whose leadership is increasingly uncomfortable with the new “non-traditional” face of the religion in the country. The government’s vision for Islam is in keeping with practices in the Soviet Union, when religion was tolerated in private settings but was not to be seen […]Read More

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Local Chinese Government Bars Hijabs, Long Beards and Other ‘Abnormal

The Karamay city government in China announced a ban on “abnormal” clothing and hairstyles associated with Muslims from public transport last week to combat potential terrorist activities during the 13th Xinjiang Sports Games between Aug. 8 to 20, 2014. The announcement was released on Aug. 4 with a poster depicting the so-called “five abnormal appearances”. […]Read More

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Headscarves are acceptable: Thai Education Ministry Woravat

Muslim students are not violating the Education Ministry’s dress code by wearing a headscarf or the hijab, Education Minister Woravat Auapinyakul said yesterday. He said this in response to a rally held yesterday by a Muslim group, which was protesting against two students being suspended by Wat Nong Chok School for wearing a headscarf in […]Read More