Posts Tagged ‘Burqa’

Burqa ban destroyed by COVID-19?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown up an interesting paradox in European countries that have banned the burqa, full-face veil. In some French cities, for example, failure to cover your face and protect against COVID-19 can land you a €135 fine. Yet, officially at least, you could also be fined as much as €150 for covering Read more

Full-face burqas banned in Holland

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Full-face burqas have been banned in some public places in Holland. The Dutch parliament approved the ban by a majority of 132 out of the 150-seat house. Read more Related Posts:Sri Lanka moves to ban burqas and close more than…Switzerland to ban wearing of burqa in public placesBurqa ban destroyed by COVID-19?Lord’s Prayer banned at Read more

Woman fined for ordering student to remove burqa

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A foreign student had nightmares after a shopper told her to either take off her burqa or leave New Zealand while she was shopping at a Dunedin supermarket, a court has been told. Yuet Rappard, a farm worker, appeared in front of Justices of the Peace in the Dunedin District Court yesterday and was found Read more

Dutch burqa ban may go after centre-right coalition government falls

Monday, April 30th, 2012

With the collapse of the Dutch centre-right government, the Netherlands may now drop some of its most eye-popping proposals aimed at Muslims and other immigrants and could soften its strong anti-immigration rhetoric. A ban on Muslim face veils, such as the Arabic-style niqabs that leave the eyes uncovered and Afghan-style burqas that cover the face Read more

French court imposes ‘burqa ban’ fines

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

A French court fined two Muslim women on Thursday for wearing full-face veils in public, the first time a judge has imposed punishment under a “burqa ban” law that has become a legal and cultural battleground across Europe. One of the women pledged immediately to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to overturn Read more

Jail for refusal to remove burqa in Australia

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Australian authorities said motorists who refused to take off face-covering veils such as the burqa when asked to do so by police could be sent to jail for up to a year. Related Posts:Switzerland to ban wearing of burqa in public placesSri Lanka moves to ban burqas and close more than…Burqa ban destroyed by COVID-19?Polish Read more

Wanted: Interest-free loans for Australian Muslims

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Australian Muslims want interest-free loans for religious reasons, and recognition of sharia law as it applies to banking practices and family law. These are the main outcomes from a survey of Australia’s Muslim leaders and revealed by the Sun Herald newspaper. Imam Yusuf Parker, from the Alhidayah Centre in Perth, said Islam forbade the charging or Read more

Just because the pot is black does not mean kettle is shiny

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The Consulate-General of Saudi Arabia has written to the New Zealand Government to complain after two incidents in which Saudi Arabian women were told by bus drivers that they couldn’t board a bus because of their Muslim veil. Dr Sameer Aljabri, the husband of one of the women, who works at the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission in Auckland, said Read more