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Norway PM blasts she would NOT hire someone wearing niqab as migrants should integrate

NORWAY’S Prime Minister has said she would not hire someone wearing a niqab as migrants should integrate into western societies.  Speaking ahead of an integration conference on Tuesday, Erna Solberg declared foreigners coming to the Scandinavian country need integrate to its culture and customs.When asked if she would hire someone wearing a niqab, Mrs Solberg said: “No. [They] would probably ...

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Norway sets out plans for banning burqa in schools and universities

Norway’s right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking ‘national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities’. Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But ...

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French PM calls for ban on Islamic headscarves at universities

Prime minister Manuel Valls talks with children next to Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Minister of State for Cities, Youth and Sports, Helene Geoffroy. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, has sparked controversy by suggesting the Muslim headscarf should be banned in universities and that a majority of French people think Islam is incompatible with the values ...

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BDS on American Campuses Echoes 1930s Anti-Semitism

  University administrators ignore the anti-Semitism lurking beneath the boycott/divestment/sanctions movement against Israel. In the aftermath of the American Studies Association’s (ASA) December 2013 vote to support the boycott/divestment/sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli universities and scholars, the heads of 250 American universities voiced their opposition to both the ASA’s decision and to academic boycotts in general as violations of academic ...

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