User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
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African cinema: the five best political films 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Magnus Taylor picks his favourites from the upcoming Film Africa festival in London from a pro-democracy struggle to a city battling religious extremists

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Iranian women and the hijab, the persistent stereotype - video 27.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

A documentary explores the complex relationship of women with Islam in their society, still as contentious as ever

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Anti-burqa protesters try to enter parliament wearing Ku Klux Klan hood, motorbike helmet and niqab 27.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Three men from Faceless group asked to remove head coverings in stunt labelled so hurtful to Muslim women in Australia

Three anti-burqa protesters have attempted to enter the Australian parliament dressed variously in a Ku Klux Klan hood, a motorbike helmet and a niqab.

The men, members of group called Faceless which has previously protested at other public buildings, cleared the front entrance security checkpoint on Monday, but were asked to remove their head coverings and stayed in the front hall area for only a short time.

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Tony Abbott puts GST rise back on agenda - parliament live 27.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Tony Abbott urges reform of the federation and the tax base - putting a higher GST back into the mix as parliament returns for another week. Follow it live...

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Burdwan blast accused members of Bangladesh terror outfit: NIA 25.10.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The National Investigation Agency said the accused persons arrested in the
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Burdwan bombs meant for Bangladesh says NIA 24.10.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The NIA on Friday said the accused persons arrested in the Burdwan blast case and their associates were members of terror group JamaatulMujahideen Bangladesh who were preparing IEDs for transporting them to that country for possible terror ...
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Experts Suggest Joint Venture Between Indian and Bangladeshi Terror Outfits in Burdwan Blast 23.10.2014 NDTV National
The blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district has raised a question in intelligence circles. Is there a joint venture between Bangladeshi and Indian terror outfits? Most experts say the answer is a reso...
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Isfahanis protest over Iran acid attacks 22.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Women targeted for wearing clothes deemed inappropriate by hardliners as citizens try to halt bill giving police powers to crack down on bad hijab Continue reading...
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Acid attacks in Isfahan have nothing to do with the hijab, say Iranian officials 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Women tell of assailants using motorbikes after spate of attacks raises concern victims chosen because of their clothing Continue reading...
Australia lifts burqa segregation ban at Parliament House 20.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Australia on Monday dumped a controversial plan to make women wearing Burqa sit in separate sound-proof glass enclosures at Parliament House after Prime Minister Tony Abott's intervention.
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Iranian women attacked with acid for wearing 'bad hijab' 20.10.2014 DNA: Top News
A wave of acid attacks on women in Iran's Isfahan city has triggered fears and concerns that the victims were targeted for being "badly veiled". News 24 reports that while the police have declined to comment on a motive, suspects have been arrested and an investigation is ongoing, General Hossein Ashtari was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. Ashtari said that four incidents of acid attacks were reported in Isfahan, 450km south of Tehran. Hojatoleslam Mohammad Taghi Rahbar, a senior Isfahan cleric condemned the acid attacks on Iranian women saying that such an act under any pretext is reprehensible. He said that no one had the right to do such a thing even if a woman were to go out into the street in the worst way. In Iran, women are bound by law to wear hijab or veils. Iranian MPs have called on for better enforcement of the hijab law and have even written to President Hassan Rouhani in recent months demanding the ...
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Iranian women attacked with acid for wearing 'bad hijab' 20.10.2014 Sify News
A wave of acid attacks on women in Iran's Isfahan city has triggered fears and concerns that the victims were targeted for being "badly veiled".
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AP PHOTOS: Catholics venerate city's patron saint 19.10.2014 Sify News
Thousands of people crowded into downtown Lima on Saturday to participate in a procession at the start of a five-day festival that carries a painting of the capital's patron saint, the Lord of
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AP PHOTOS: Catholics venerate Lima's patron saint 19.10.2014 Sify News
Thousands of people crowded into downtown Lima on Saturday to participate in a procession at the start of a five-day festival that carries a painting of the capital's patron saint, the Lord of
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Ganga rejuvenation commendable initiative: Shankaracharya 18.10.2014 CNN-IBN: India
Puri Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati on Saturday said that the Ganga rejuvenation programme was a commendable initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but to make it clean Tehri dam should be removed. Welcoming Modi's clean Ganga campaign, the Shankaracharya said, "Our prime minister is very good, and has initiated several new initiatives. But, first of all the dam should be removed to make the Ganga totally clean."
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Sister Bernadette, my Carmelite aunt 18.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Joanna Moorhead reflects on her relationship with her aunt a nun who lives a largely silent life in an enclosed religious order In the summers of my childhood I saw my aunt every day. But we werent allowed to speak to each other and although I was forever glancing in her direction, hoping for a smile, she never once caught my eye. Because Bernadette was, and is, an enclosed nun. My daily sightings of her came at morning mass, when my grandmother and I would sit on the front pew in the convent chapel, from where we had a perfect vantage-point into the nuns choir behind its wrought-iron grille. Bernadette knelt second from the front in the long line of serene-looking nuns, her hands neatly hidden below her brown scapular, her head covered by a white wimple and a black veil, a creamy woollen cape across her shoulders. To most people in the congregation, all those identically clad Carmelites looked exactly the same. But I was always absolutely sure which nun was mine, even if she wasnt allowed to look ...
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Afghan girls school in Kandahar faces closure as international funds dry up 15.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Class dismissed at Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies, a rare place of learning for girls, as military withdrawal affects civilian projects Continue reading...
Homelands Nazanin Boniadi on hijabs and tackling prejudice on primetime 14.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Homeland has been called TVs most Islamophobic show. So how does the Tehran-born actor feel about playing its hijab-wearing analyst? Nazanin Boniadi is describing her first scene in Homeland . Last season, in an episode called Uh Oh Ah, her character Fara Sherazi walked into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Wearing a hijab, the rookie analyst hit a wall of silent judgment. I saw all these white people looking at me, says Boniadi. It felt like I was getting analysed and assessed, like they think they know everything about you based on your attire. There were two layers to the discrimination: racial and religious. It was a snapshot of everyday prejudice rarely seen on TV, which is why Boniadi believes her character an intelligent, independent Muslim woman in a high-profile drama is so groundbreaking. In person, she seems as fiercely intelligent as Fara, answering each question with decorum. Unlike her character, though, she does not wear the hijab and defines herself as a non-practising ...
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Jind promises a close contest as BJP, INLD, Congress go all out to woo voters 14.10.2014 CNN-IBN: India
Said to be established at the time of Mahabharata by the Pandavas and named after the goddess of victory (Jainti Devi), the city of Jind lies in central Haryana and is the fourth district of the Jat belt.
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What went on inside Bengal's house of terror? 13.10.2014 Rediff: News
Rediff.com's Indrani Dey digs up chilling details of the ongoing investigation in the Bardhaman blast case, which exposed the a militant network that had been operating in West Bengal since many years.
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