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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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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 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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Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: May 2017

“The whole system failed and that is what has been happening for the last 30 years. And it is PC. People are just too, too afraid to, you know, just too, too afraid to speak the truth.” — Mohan Singh, founder of the Sikh Awareness Society. Via: Soeren Kern                  MI5, Britain’s domestic security ...

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UKIP Promises to Ban the Burqa and Sharia Law

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) have launched a new “integration agenda”, promising to ban the Islamic face veil and sharia law. Via:  Liam Amdeacon The pledges, aimed at tackling Islamic extremism, will be at the centre of the party’s general election campaign. People with evidence of female genital mutilation will also be bound by law to inform police, and postal voting ...

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Austrian government moves to ban full-face veil

The Austrian government has announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public, part of a raft of measures to contain the rise of the far-right Freedom Party. Via: cnn.com The plan — which would ban the burqa, niqab and other face-covering veils — echoes calls that German Chancellor Angela Merkel made last month for a similar ban in Germany. ...

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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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