User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Aug 27 2016 19:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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After France, its Turkey now; Policewomen allowed to wear Islamic headscarf 27.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette on Saturday. Women serving in the police force "will be able to cover their heads" under their caps or berets so long as the headscarf is "the same colour as the uniform and without pattern", said the ruling published in the official gazette. Rulings published in the official gazette come into force immediately. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) has long pressed for the removal of restrictions on women wearing the headscarf in the officially secular state. Turkey lifted a ban on the wearing of the Muslim headscarf, known as the hijab, on university campuses in 2010. It allowed female students to wear the headscarf in state institutions from 2013 and in high school in 2014. Erdogan's critics have long accused the president of eating away at the secular pillars of modern Turkey as set up by its founder Mustafa Kemal ...
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Why this Kazakh model will never wear a bikini 27.8.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
"Although we are kind of open Muslims, I don't want to show my body."
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Why France's burkini ban is an affront to the very freedom it seeks to uphold 26.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
Secularism, in the western sense of the term, means separation of religion and state. It mandates non-involvement of religion in the activities of the state. In France however, secularism is much more than a maxim. It is part of the core identity of the French Republic. But in fairly recent times, France’s brand of secularism has assumed a far more dogmatic form. All kinds of religious symbols are banned in public, and what constitutes a religious symbol is being interpreted in a progressively wider sense. Hence the ban on the niqab, and now, in some towns on the burkini. One of the official reasons given for the ban on the burkini is that it constitutes a security threat. It is indeed very difficult to understand what this means. If it is simply easier to carry around concealed weapons in a full-body suit, can this also not be said of other kinds of clothes – like tracksuits and the like which cover the entire body? The burkini does not even fit the definition of a niqab, which covers the person’s face ...
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'I knew how I wanted to portray Mother Teresa' 25.8.2016 TOI: Cities
Ganguly was a student at Don Bosco School, Liluah when a Missionaries of Charity team led by Mother Teresa launched a project involving street children of the area. "We were asked to gather a group of local street children and teach them.
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'Speak English? What's that Arabic text on your phone?' 24.8.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Three Indian-origin Muslim siblings, including two hijab-clad girls, have claimed that they were hauled off a plane at an airport in London and questioned on the tarmac by British policemen after a passenger accused them of being ISIS supporters.
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dna Must Reads: Latest from Myanmar earthquake to Swaraj's jibe at SRK, Aamir 24.8.2016 DNA: India
1. Live updates: Earthquake of magnitute 6.7 hits Myanmar; tremors felt in Northeast, West Bengal & Bihar According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar and it occurred at 4:04 PM at a depth of 58 kms. Follow the live updates here 2. 'So now Dalits and backward castes aren't nationalists?' Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported remarks that BJP needs to bring dalits into its fold as nationalists were already with the party, wondering whether he did not consider dalits and backwards as nationalists. Read more here 3. Three Indian-origin Muslims de-planed after being branded 'ISIS supporters' in London Three Indian-origin Muslim siblings, including two hijab-clad girls, have claimed that they were hauled off a plane at an airport and questioned on the tarmac by British policemen after a passenger accused them of being ISIS supporters. Read the entire ...
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LIVE! Sarkozy announces new bid for French presidency 23.8.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Hijab-clad Muslim women assaulted, called 'ISIS' in US 16.8.2016 Rediff: News
The women said they were physically and verbally assaulted by another woman who hurled anti-Islamic insults at them. They also claimed that the Chicago police were not taking the incident seriously.
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Rio 2016 | Fencing: Ibtihaj Muhammad becomes 1st Muslim African-American woman to win Olympic medal 14.8.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Russia dismantled Ukraine to win their fourth fencing gold at the Rio Olympics on Saturday as the Americans took bronze over traditional powerhouse Italy for the second straight day.  Russia lost just one of nine bouts in the women's team saber final, trouncing Ukraine 45-30 to rack up seven fencing medals at the Games - their best performance in two decades. "We would like to dedicate this medal to the athletes who were not able to compete in these Games," said Russian anchor Sofya Velikaya, referring to dozens of compatriots banned from Rio due to revelations of widespread doping.  Russia's biggest scare of the competition was a narrow semi-final win over the United States, who briefly took the lead when Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Olympian to compete in a hijab, exploded for 10 points in her last bout of the match.  The Americans fell just short against Russia, but earned the bronze with a clinical win over the Italians, following the example of the U.S. men's foil team on Friday. The women ...
US: Muslim woman fired from new job for wearing hijab 7.8.2016 Rediff: News
A young Muslim woman was fired from her job at a dental clinic for wearing a hijab
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Life after rape 7.8.2016 TOI: India
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Life after rape 7.8.2016 TOI: India
The outrage over sexual crimes has risen, the terminology has changed from victim to survivor but picking up the pieces hasn’t got any easier.
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Muslim couple kicked off flight for 'sweating', saying 'Allah' 5.8.2016 DNA: Money
A Pakistani-American couple has claimed that they were removed from a US-bound flight as an on board crew member felt "uncomfortable" after noticing that they were "sweating", saying "Allah" and texting. Nazia and Faisal Ali have accused Delta Air Lines of Islamophobia for throwing them off their flight from Paris to Cincinnati, Ohio. Nazia, 34, had removed her sneakers, finished sending a text message to her parents and was putting on headphones and settling into her seat for the nine-hour flight from Paris to Cincinnati when a Delta Air Lines crew member approached her and husband, Faisal. A flight crew member had complained to the pilot that she was uncomfortable with the Muslim couple, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The woman was wearing a head scarf and using a phone, and the man was sweating, she allegedly told the pilot. The flight attendant also claimed that Faisal tried to hide his cell phone and that she had heard the couple use the word 'Allah'. The pilot contacted the ground crew and would ...
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Muslim woman forced to leave US store for wearing veil 4.8.2016 Rediff: News
A 32-year-old Muslim woman has accused a United States department store of discrimination after she was asked to leave the retail outlet for wearing the traditional Islamic veil or the 'niqab'.
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Muslim woman told 'not to bother' applying for a job in New Zealand 24.7.2016 Rediff: News
Alfadli, who lives in Avondale, has been looking for a job after completing her diploma in applied computer system engineering.
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Nimisha became 'Fathima' and disappeared 14.7.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'She won the first prize in the state for chanting shlokas from the Gita.'
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L'Oreal heiress's daughter Liliane Bettencour charged with witness tampering 8.7.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
The daughter of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt was charged on Thursday with witness nobbling in a case involving exploiting the frail billionaire, her lawyer said. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers was questioned over a 300,000 euro (US $330,000) loan she made in November 2012 to her mother's former accountant, Claire Thibout, the lawyer said. "We will challenge it," said Jean Veil. "This does not hold water. This charge is totally groundless." Bettencourt-Meyers initially triggered the probe into the alleged exploitation of Europe's richest woman, who is now 93. She had accused photographer Francois-Marie Banier of deliberately "shattering" her relationship with her mother for allegedly taking advantage of the billionaire's increasing mental frailty. Eight members of Bettencourt's entourage were convicted in May 2015 of fleecing her, including Banier, who was sentenced to three years in prison with six months suspended. Banier was also ordered to pay 158 million euros in damages as well as a 350,000 ...
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UAE warns against wearing traditional clothes abroad 3.7.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when travelling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet late on Saturday that Emiratis should avoid wearing the garments for their safety. A separate ministry statement urged women to abide by bans on face veils in parts of Europe. Local media reported on Sunday that Emirati national Ahmed al-Menhali was detained at gunpoint last week while wearing a traditional white kandura, or ankle-length robe, and headscarf in Avon, Ohio after a hotel clerk raised suspicions he could have links to the Islamic State group. Cleveland's WEWS-TV posted police camera video footage of al-Menhali's arrest and a later meeting where Avon officials offered their ...
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Pakistan's Muslim women and the 'Fun' word 1.7.2016 Rediff: Intl News
'Obedience, service and an over-glorified stress on keeping the family's honour intact keep Muslim women from focusing on their own happiness. So they stay joyless and 'pious,' with an ever-present hint of bitterness for the fun-loving women,' says Zoia Tariq.
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Islamophobic abuse up 300 times in UK: Report 29.6.2016 DNA: India
Islamophobic abuse and attacks in Britain's public areas registered a whopping 326% rise in 2015 with women in Muslim outfits emerging as the most vulnerable group, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Women were disproportionately targeted by mostly teenage perpetrators and more than one in 10 of all incidents took place in educational establishments and public transport and in city centres, another cluster area, Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) monitoring found in its research. "We simply cannot have such hatred fester in our communities and in our societies. With a 326 per cent increase in anti-Muslim hatred reported to us in 2015, we have to deal with this issue. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to tackle such hate from all extremist groups," Tell MAMA founder Fiyaz Mughal told the 'Guardian'. According to the report, the ability of Muslim women to travel on public transport free of fear and intimidation is being curtailed. Women wearing the hijab or niqab were found to be especially ...
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