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  • Theresa May takes stand against Saudi regime by not wearing headscarf

    04/04/2017 8:50:51 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | April 4, 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    The Prime Minister, in a dark blue trouser suit, made sure she had her wrists and ankles covered, in accordance with strict dress codes for women in Saudi Arabia. But her choice of outfit as she arrived on Tuesday afternoon was contrary to Foreign Office guidelines, which state: “Women should wear conservative, loose-fitting clothes as well as a full length cloak (abaya) and a headscarf.” Mrs May won widespread praise on Twitter, with users saying they were “proud you have not bowed down” to the regime, and that “secular women are equal and free”.
  • Why the apparel industry is embracing Muslim fashion

    03/02/2017 2:20:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 2, 2017 | By IRINA IVANOVA
    In the modern-day culture wars over Islam’s place in America, fashion has become a flashpoint. Should Muslim women in the U.S. publicly show their faith with garments, from hijabs to burkinis? If the marketplace is any indication, that debate has been settled: Muslim fashion is here to stay. Modest fashion -- the term for a wide range of clothing that caters to women who prefer looser garments or more coverage -- is now within the mainstream. “In today’s world, Muslims have the largest population of millennials, and they’re demanding to be more and more stylish,” said Alia Khan, chairwoman of...
  • Spain Citizens Protest Starbucks’ Hiring Spree For Refugees With ‘Starburka’ Stickers

    02/17/2017 5:55:00 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | February 16, 2017 | Cheryl Chumley
    Residents in Spain have an answer for Starbucks’ company officials who announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees from mostly Muslim communities – and if a picture says 1,000 words, this message is a volume. From the blog: “All the Starbucks branches in Madrid have been redubbed ‘STARBURKA REFUGEES’ in a mass sticker protest action against that company’s decision to employ 10,000 Muslim invaders posing as refugees—while unemployment in Spain is over 20 percent. “The protest action, carried out by Spanish nationalist activists Hogar Social Madrid (HSM), saw activists print up ultra-sticky full size stickers to replace existing store signage, made...
  • Muslim face veil ban on Austrian ruling coalition action plan

    01/30/2017 10:58:20 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 30 Jan, 2017
    A ban on all Muslim face veils in public places is part of new measures agreed by Austria’s ruling coalition partners, and is due to be implemented before the next parliamentary vote in 2018. The ban is a part of the ‘integration law’ included in the coalition’s new action plan, which was negotiated by the representatives of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPO) and the conservative People's Party (OVP), which together form the ruling centrist coalition. The contents of the new governmental program were presented on Monday. The proposed Muslim face veil ban mostly applies to the burka and niqab...
  • Harvard Launches Fellowships in Islamic Law to Sway U.S. Policy [Heads Up!]

    12/28/2016 4:03:59 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 40 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PhD
    [Undermining the Constitution and the US legal system -Sharia Step #1 (my comment)] Harvard Law School has announced the launch of a series of paid fellowships for research on issues of Islamic law during the 2017-2018 academic year, aimed at influencing public discourse and U.S. policy on Sharia. According to.... Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”...
  • MERKEL'S U-TURN Angela Merkel calls for Germany BURKA BAN

    12/06/2016 8:25:45 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/06/16 | Corey Charlton
    ANGELA Merkel today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies. The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference having recently declared she will seek re-election. The German chancellor also said she would avoid a repeat of the huge migrant influx that occurred under her watch last year She told the annual congress that it was legitimate to expect integration from newcomers, underlining her party’s bid to ban the full face veil. “The full veil must be banned wherever it is legally possible,”...
  • Angela Merkel calls for burka ban in Germany

    12/06/2016 7:15:18 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/5/2016
    Angela Merkel has called for a ban on the burka "wherever possible" in Germany and said there can be no repeat of last year's migrant crisis in a speech launching her bid for another two-year term as Chancellor. "German law takes precedence over sharia," Mrs Merkel said during a speech at her party's annual two-day congress in the western city of Essen. "The full face veil should be banned, wherever legally possible," she added, to prolonged applause. That is expected to mean a ban on burkas in public life including for civil servants, schools, universities and while driving - described...
  • Angela Merkel calls for a BURKA BAN: German leader says 'the full veil is not appropriate here'[tr]

    12/06/2016 6:19:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2016 | Allan Hall and Julian Robinson
    Angela Merkel has called for a burka ban after saying the 'full veil is not appropriate' in Germany, it has emerged. In an astonishing U-turn, the German chancellor told her conservative CDU party conference that wearing the burka should be outlawed 'wherever that is legally possible'. It comes after the 62-year-old stressed her determination to ensure there is no repeat of last year's huge migrant influx as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor.
  • Hollande: 'Muslim women could be symbol of France'

    10/12/2016 6:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 12 Oct 2016 12:24 GMT+02:00
    A new book titled “A President Should Not Say That…” has revealed that François Hollande calls Nicolas Sarkozy “a Duracell bunny”, how his ex-partner was obsessed by another ex-partner, and how he believes a Muslim woman could one day be the symbol of France (if she feels free enough to ditch her veil). The new book was penned by journalists Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme who met with the president 61 times since he has been president. They recorded their private conversations with him in which the president made several headline-making statements. Firstly the one that has caused the most...
  • Amazon pulls ‘sexy burka’ party outfit after massive backlash

    10/07/2016 1:28:20 PM PDT · by ncfool · 31 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7 Oct, 2016 05:48 | RT writers
    Online retail giant Amazon was forced to remove a skimpy low-cut black dress, complete with veil, advertised on its website as a “ladies sexy Saudi burka Islamic costume,” after scores of infuriated users labeled it “racist” and “disgusting.” .comCustomers outraged by Walmart’s Israeli soldier Halloween costume Online shoppers surfing Amazon’s UK website for new ideas for upcoming Halloween dress-up parties stumbled upon the garment on Thursday. The mini-dress priced at £18.99 ($23) is apparently a take on the conservative Arab women’s swimwear, except that it barely covers anything but the face, with a niqab leaving only the eyes visible. Upon...
  • French Burkini Controversy Was Set-Up By Muslim Activists In Concert with TV

    09/24/2016 3:00:37 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 24, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    “Selectively edited” Footage of a young Muslim woman wearing a so-called Burkini being threatened on a French beach was a deliberate set-up for the benefit of a Channel Seven Australia television crew, according to revelations in the Australian press."
  • Hillary Bikini Mural Gets Ironic "Revision" After Public Decency Complaints

    08/03/2016 7:14:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Aug, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A mural in the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia recently garnered international attention as none other than Hillary Clinton was featured in a bikini, carrying $100 bills. Evidently, the politically correct police promptly came and out and denounced such a sacrilege. According to the Guardian, the local council said the mural “contravened its gender equity policy.” “We believe that this mural is offensive because of the depiction of a near-naked woman, not on the basis of disrespect to Hillary Clinton, and it is not in keeping with our stance on gender equity,” the council chief executive, Stephen Wall, said. “We contacted...
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Ramadan, Two Ways

    06/09/2016 7:52:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-9-2016 | MOTUS
    The most holy season of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from sunup to sundown, is met with varying levels of tolerance around the world.In China, home of the Uighur (pronounced wee-gur) Muslim sect, fasting has been banned: “Party members, cadres, civil servants, students and minors must not fast for Ramadan and must not take part in religious activities,” AFP quoted a notice posted on Thursday on the government website of central Xinjiang’s Korla city as saying. Meanwhile in France, once considered the European base of freedom, a waitress is assaulted on the Riviera for serving alcohol during the most holy...
  • Police: Woman in Burka attacks Lawrenceville family with American flag

    06/01/2016 5:49:30 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 118 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | June 1, 2016 | Aungelique Proctor
    A family in Lawrenceville said they were attacked by a total stranger just because they were flying an American Flag. Amina Ahra, 30, was arrested on two counts of simple battery after being accused of attacking a mother and daughter at their home. Dami Arno told police she was in the garage talking with her daughter when she said Ahra came out of the woods wearing a full Burka, grabbed the flag from off the mailbox and charged at them. She said she still cannot believe it all happened on American soil. “A lady walked out of our woods in...
  • ISIS GETS SPECIAL SURPRISE FROM 8 WOMEN

    01/19/2016 7:08:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    BRAVE SAS heroes dressed up in BURKAS to carry out a daring raid on the Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters in Syria which led to an evil jihadi leader being vaporised. Fearless special forces troops donned the full-length Islamic dress to sneak undetected through the terrorists’ de facto capital Raqqa and take down the terrorist commander. The eight-man SAS squad also eliminated several jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening fire on the stunned militants, who had no time to hide from the hail of bullets. The group posed as the wives of ISIS chiefs by covering themselves from...
  • Pakistan grants bail to detained hard-line cleric

    04/15/2009 2:33:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/15/09 | ZARAR KHAN , AP
    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the release on bail Monday of a hard-line cleric who had been detained since shortly before soldiers stormed his mosque in 2007, killing scores of people and energizing the country's Islamist insurgency. Maulana Abdul Aziz was granted bail while the court considers the charges against him in relation to the siege of the Red Mosque in the capital, Islamabad, his lawyer Shaukat Siddiqui told reporters outside the court. Prosecutors were not available for comment. Aziz was arrested as he tried to sneak out of the mosque dressed in an all-covering burqa worn by some Muslim women....
  • 'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr'

    07/20/2007 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 29 replies · 991+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/18/07 | Rafia Riaz
    'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr' A woman who was inside Islamabad's Red Mosque when it was stormed by Pakistani troops on 10 July has given the BBC one of the first accounts of the final hours of the siege. Unwilling to be named, the survivor said she was not held hostage by militants inside. More than 100 people died in the army operation - she was one of only 30 women to walk out alive after soldiers went in. Following are excerpts from the interview with Rafia Riaz of the BBC's Urdu service. ..."They asked me to come...
  • Offenders Face $10,000 Fines as Burka Banned in Swiss Region of Ticino

    11/27/2015 12:12:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 8 replies
    There has been heated public debate in Switzerland after the region of Ticino voted to ban women from wearing full-faced Islamic veils such as burkas or niqabs in public, with anyone caught breaking the rules at risk of facing fines up to US$10,000. A women shops in Whitechapel, East London, she is wearing a berka / burqa. Crusade Against Tolerance? Estonia May Ban Migrants From Wearing Burqas Parliament passed the law, which came into effect this week, after more than 50 percent of the population in the largely Italian-speaking region voted in favor of the changes in 2013. Initially, the...
  • Canada court allows women to wear veil for citizenship oath

    09/15/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2015 3:33 PM EDT
    Canada’s government has lost an attempt to ban the practice of wearing face veils while swearing the oath of citizenship. Zunera Ishaq is a 29-year-old woman with devout Muslim beliefs. She came to Canada from Pakistan in 2008 and refused to take part in a citizenship ceremony because she would have to remove her niqab. Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s rule banning face coverings at such ceremonies was earlier found unlawful by the Federal Court. …