Category: Social Issues
The French Senate voted, nearly unanimously, for a bill that prohibits women from wearing the burka-style Islamic veil in public. The Senate voted 246 to 1 on Tuesday in favor of the legislation, which already passed in the government’s lower chamber. Those who disagree with the law have 10 days to challenge the ruling in [...]
Egyptian women discuss female circumcision. Another woman shares her personal experience with circumcision and a practitioner describes the process.
The General Presidency of Two Holy Mosques Affairs has appointed 300 women officials to cope with the increasing number of women pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Ramadan. The Supervisor of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Khaled Al-Subaie said the women guides in the Grand Mosque undertook the [...]
A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleged Wednesday the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf. Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort’s Grand Californian Hotel after filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She said [...]
A leading Saudi cleric hit out at France for moving to ban Muslim face-veils, but approved Muslim women foregoing veils when visiting a country which outlaws them, a Saudi paper reported on Saturday. A popular Saudi cleric said on Saturday it is permissible for Muslim women to reveal their faces in countries where the Islamic [...]