Posts Tagged ‘Veil’

Muslim schoolgirls in trouble for wearing headscarves

Friday, June 17th, 2016

A Methodist school in Fiji last week reprimanded a group of Muslim students for wearing religious headscarves to school. The  Church’s secretary for education, Waisake Ravatu, said the students were disciplined for breaking the school dress code rules. He said the school principal asked students to remove their headscarves last week Wednesday. Ravatu said all religious Read more

Man withdraws help after discovering veiled Muslim woman not a nun

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A veiled  Muslim woman has related how an “executive looking man” queued at a Hamilton store said he was planning to help carry her basket because he thought she was a Catholic nun, but said he would not help a Muslim. Women’s Organisation of the Waikato Muslim Association (WOWMA) founder, Aliya Danzeisen, told the Waikato Times 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