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This tag is used as a generic term for all version of the Islamic veil. Sharia Watch recognises there are different styles of this head covering but they are not significant in terms of their effect nor widely recognised by the public at large.

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Type: News

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India
News Date: 
06/09/2017
Summary: 

A Kuwaiti national and three women travelling with him were sent back to Dubai from Delhi airport on Monday, after the man refused to unveil the faces of the women and created a ruckus at the immigration counter.

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Tajikistan
News Date: 
02/09/2017
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The Tajikistan government has banned its women from wearing veils and has introduced a legislation, wherein it has asked the women to "stick to traditional national clothes and culture".

Morocco bans sale and production of burqa amid growing terrorism fears

According to a Times of India report, this decision was taken in order to stop women from wearing Islamic clothing.

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Australia
News Date: 
28/08/2017
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"[The burka] is a sign of segregation, separation, rejection of the values we see all around us — values of acceptance and tolerance and otherness," she said. "[It reflects] a culture that treats woman as a sexualised object that has to be covered.

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Canada
News Date: 
20/08/2017
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A bill in Quebec that would force people to be unmasked when in receipt of a public service has been amended to include public transport which could see wearers of the Islamic full face veil banned from using local buses. Bill 62 in the Quebec National Assembly would make it impossible for anyone wearing a mask or face covering to offer or receive public services, Canadian public broadcaster CBC reports. The bill, which was originally proposed in 2015, has been the subject of controversy in the province with some a

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Norway
News Date: 
12/06/2017
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The Norwegian government on Monday proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers. Norway’s ruling coalition of conservative and anti-immigration rightwing parties had promised the ban last year, targeting the full-face veil called the niqab as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks. “We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities,” Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/04/2017
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A MUSLIM group in Oxford has backed controversial proposals from UKIP to ban full face veils in public. Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford director Dr Taj Hargey stressed his organisation did not endorse the party's 'right-wing agenda' but supported the 'sensible proposal' to ban the burka and niqab.

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Norway
News Date: 
29/03/2017
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A Muslim organisation in Norway has been criticised for hiring a communications officer who wears a full-face veil, or niqab. The culture minister, Muslim MPs and other Muslim organisations have condemned the Islamic Council of Norway's move.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
20/03/2017
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Women who are not properly veiled: an outrage, a provocation. Dousing women with acid for being not properly veiled: pleasing to Allah. “Alarming rates of acid attacks in Iran back on the rise,” Al Arabiya, March 20, 2017:

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/03/2017
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Birmingham City Council has told a Catholic school it is free to prohibit the Islamic headscarf after a Muslim councillor forced teachers to allow a four-year-old to dress in a hijab.

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Morocco
News Date: 
12/01/2017
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Morocco has reportedly banned the sale and production of the burka in what appears to be the latest stage of the kingdom's crackdown on Islamic extremism.

Letters announcing the ban were sent out to market vendors earlier this week, with businessmen given just 48 hours to get rid of their stock.

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Germany
News Date: 
22/02/2017
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The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced. The move, which is being proposed by region’s governing Christian Social Union (CSU), comes just months before the Federal Election, where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the migrant crisis is likely to be a key issue.

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Australia
News Date: 
08/02/2017
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Crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie has introduced legislation banning muslim women from wearing the burqa in public. Senator Lambie insists full face coverings make Australians fearful and the right to feel safe must outweigh the right for expression of religious freedom.

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Hungary
News Date: 
07/02/2017
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  • 'Ultra-right' mayor of Ásotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, banned veils and prayer calls
  • He said the new edict was part of the ongoing 'war against Muslim culture' 
  • He urged European Christians opposed to multiculturalism to live in the village
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Morocco
News Date: 
10/01/2017
Summary: 

Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons

When the infidels try to ban the veil for security reasons, it is deemed racist, “Islamophobic” and/or xenophobic. Since Morocco is proceeding with a ban, perhaps pusillanimous Western leaders who are petrified of being deemed “Islamophobic” can give themselves permission to impose a burqa ban in the interests of homeland security; after all, is Morocco “Islamophobic”?

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Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
29/11/2016
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Dutch MPs on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burqa from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country. “The law is adopted,” said the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Khadija Arib, referring to legislation which will also ban burqas, and face coverings just with eye-slits, from public transport.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
News Date: 
21/11/2016
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AFTER making jokes about Muslim women’s clothing, a journalist has been forced to flee the country due to chilling rape and death threats.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/11/2016
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Women would be barred from wearing burqas and veils while posing for photos on Georgia driver’s licenses under legislation filed for the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

House Bill 3, filed by state Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, would also subject female Muslim garb to the state’s anti-masking statute — which originally was aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

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Germany
News Date: 
08/11/2016
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The popular Sunday political talk show Anne Will has sparked outrage in Germany after an appearance by a known radical Muslim wearing a full-face niqab veil to debate on the radicalisation of young German Muslims.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
20/10/2016
Summary: 

An Oxford-based Muslim cleric has called for Britain to ban the burqa, arguing that the wearing of a face veil is not Islamic but the product of a misogynistic culture. He further argues: Since the burqa and niqab are ancient habits and not mentioned in the Koran, it is, therefore, pre-Islamic, not Koranic and ipso facto un-Muslim.” “The niqab is a tradition and has nothing to do with Islam.” Taj Hargey is being less than honest.

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Australia
News Date: 
05/10/2016
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The Muslim cleric was repeatedly beaten with a shoe when an on-air row over the Islamic veil turned violent. The fight broke out live on Egypt's popular LTC TV during a discussion about the place of the burka in the Islamic world. Sydney imam Mostafa Rashid claimed that the headscarf is a cultural tradition rather than a religious duty.

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Bulgaria
News Date: 
30/09/2016
Summary: 

Bulgaria’s parliament approved on Friday legislation outlawing face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as debate rages across Europe about religious freedoms.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
23/09/2016
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West Midlands Police Chief Constable was blasted after he refused to rule out allowing female recruits to wear the face-covering garments. He said that his force “would have to consider” any requests to wear the burka, which covers both the face and body, and the full-face niqab, which leaves the eye area clear. The decision was met with outrage from MPs and public figures and was even slammed as a bad idea by the Muslim Council of Britain. 

But today, Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable said he would also consider Muslim WPCs’ wishes to wear full Islamic dress while on duty.

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Germany
News Date: 
22/09/2016
Summary: 

New research has warned the spread of niqab (a face-covering similar to a Burka) shops in Germany after an investigation has revealed they serve as Salafist meeting places and indoctrination centres.

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Kenya
News Date: 
11/09/2016
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Under the pretext of reporting a stolen phone, the women walked into the police station on Saturday morning, a knife and petrol bomb concealed in their traditional Buibui robes. Mombasa County Police Commander, said: "While being questioned by officers, one drew a knife and the other threw a petrol bomb at the police officers

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/09/2016
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Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
06/09/2016
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France
News Date: 
06/09/2016
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Germany
News Date: 
02/09/2016

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