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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/11/2017
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Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of schools, announced the policy amid growing concerns girls as young as four-years-old were being forced to wear the religious headscarf. Ms Spielman argued the dress code could be sexualising young children, as the hijab is traditionally worn in the presence of men by a girl reaching puberty as a sign of her modesty. There was also a risk schools could be breaching equality laws if girls were forced to wear religious clothing and boys were not, she added.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/09/2017
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CHILDREN should not be “forced” to wear the hijab as part of their school uniform, Bradford Council for Mosques has said after a report stated that the policy was being adopted in more than two in five Islamic schools. The National Secular Society (NSS) found that girls in dozens of schools in England were being made to wear the garment, including two in Bradford, Feversham College in 

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On this new edition of The Glazov Gang, we feature Anni Cyrus discussing My Bruised Eye As a Child Under Islam, where she shares how her Muslim father kept beating her — instead of killing her — for questioning the Hijab, the Qur’an and Islamic child marriage.

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Switzerland
News Date: 
10/12/2017
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The government of the Swiss city of Geneva have effectively banned the Islamic swimwear known as the Burkini. The city has set the new rules which state women can wear a one-piece or two-piece swimsuit which must have bare arms and no covering below the knee. No skirts or bathrobes will be allowed in public swimming pools either, regional daily newspaper Tribune de Genève reports.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/11/2017
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Muslim girls who wear the hijab to primary school will be asked why they wear it by inspectors. The reasons given will then be recorded in school reports, amid concerns girls are being forced to wear the headscarf by their parents. Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools, announced the move on Sunday. She said schools could be in breach of equality laws if they only require girls to wear religious garments. There were also concerns wearing the hijab at such an age could be seen to be sexualising young girls, as they are traditi

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Denmark
News Date: 
06/10/2017
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COPENHAGEN: Denmark looks set to become the next European country to restrict the burqa and the niqab, worn by some Muslim women, after most parties in the Danish parliament backed some sort of ban on facial coverings. Full and partial face veils such as burqas and niqabs divide opinion across Europe, setting advocates of religious freedom against secularists and those who argue that such garments are culturally alien or a symbol of the oppression of women.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/09/2017
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Girls as young as four are being “forced to wear the hijab” as part of approved school uniform in state-funded Islamic schools, campaigners have told ministers. According to research by the National Secular Society, the hijab appears to be compulsory in eight state-funded Islamic schools in England, including three primary schools. A further 51 private Islamic schools of the 176 surveyed by the society also require the headscarf to be worn by female pupils. Eighteen schools said wearing the head covering was optional.

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India
News Date: 
06/09/2017
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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.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/09/2017
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Thousands of state primary schools are allowing girls as young as five to wear the Muslim religious headscarf as part of approved school uniform, a Sunday Times survey has revealed. The rise of the classroom hijab has alarmed female Muslim campaigners, church leaders and academics. They say it is divisive, sexualises young girls because it is traditionally not worn until puberty, and should be “fiercely resisted”. Ofsted, the schools watchdog, said there was “growing concern” about the trend.

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