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EGYPT considers banning the burqa in crackdown against Islamic extremists

Egypt is considering a law which would ban the burqa in public places in a crackdown on Islamic extremism.   By – Tim Stickings The Muslim-majority nation has faced a series of extremist attacks including the shooting of six Coptic Christians by ISIS last week. A draft law to be considered by the Egyptian parliament calls for a burqa ban in public spaces including hospitals, ...

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The UN Human Rights Committee Slams France’s burqa ban

The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France’s so-called burqa ban, saying the law “violated” the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public. The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face. By – Europe ...

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Denmark refuses to accept any quota refugees in 2018

Denmark will not be accepting any quota refugees for 2018, according to the immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg. By – Christian W The decision means Denmark hasn’t accepted any quota refugees since 2015 and remains the only country to halt its intake of the so-called resettlement refugees. “Even though we’ve seen better control on the flow of refugees, we are ...

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Swiss parliament accepts plan to strip asylum rights from those travelling home

A proposition put forward by the Swiss people’s party (UDC/SVP) to strip asylum from those travelling to their home country was accepted by 129 members of the National Council and rejected by 57.  By – Brünnhilde The UDC argued that returning home for a holiday or to visit parents proves the refugee is not threatened or persecuted there and should should ...

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Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces. By – AFP At the same time, voters across Switzerland resoundingly rejected initiatives aimed at boosting local farming and promoting more ethical and environmental standards in food production, amid fears of cost hikes and reduced ...

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Denmark’s burqa ban comes into force

A burqa ban has come into force in Denmark with protests expected over the new law that could see repeat offenders jailed for up to six months. By –  AP  Scroll 4video Restrictions on Islamic face veils were approved by MPs in May after being brought forward by the country’s centre-right coalition, known for tightening asylum and immigration rules in recent years. ...

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Denmark government announces support for burqa ban

Government coalition parties the Liberal (Venstre) and Liberal Alliance parties have both announced their support for a public ban on garments that mask the face.  Via: thelocal.dk The announcements pave the way for the burqa and niqab to be outlawed in the Scandinavian country. The stance by Liberal Alliance represents a shift in the party’s official line on the issue, while ...

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German MPs Approve Partial Burqa Ban, Security Measures

German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. Via: afp.com The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September elections. The new law on facial coverings falls short ...

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Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public places

Bulgaria’s parliament on Friday banned the wearing of face veils in public in a move supporters said would boost security after Islamist militant attacks in Europe, but which drew criticism from Amnesty International. The “burqa ban” law, pushed by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, echoes similar measures in western European countries such as France, the Netherlands and Belgium which have ...

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