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Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman
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The Local Police confirmed that they received a report of the attack in the Favoriten area of Vienna, and are currently investigating. The perpetrator was a 30 to 35-year-old man who spoke and insulted the woman using a strong Viennese […]




Turkey Lifts 90 Year-old Ban on Hijab for Public Officials
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In a recent reform package that aims at greater democratization in Turkey the headscarf has been legalized for public officials and civil servants. This was a long battle of over 20 years that has seen the extreme secularists lose to the mainstream of Turkish society; hopefully France can become more democratic and follow Turkey’s example.




French girl attempts suicide after ‘veil attack’
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(France 24)

A 16-year-old girl, who filed charges against a pair of skinheads for what she said was an Islamophobic attack on August 12, attempted to commit suicide on Monday by jumping from a window in her apartment block.




Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield
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The note, written in capitalized block letters read, “Headwear may not be worn during the examination without prior written approval. We have no record of you being given prior written approval. Please remove your headwear and place it under your seat for the afternoon session.”




Paris Women Finally Allowed to Wear Trousers–Officially
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The French government has overturned a 200-year-old ban on women wearing trousers.

The Minister of Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, said that the ban was incompatible with modern French values and laws.




Schoolgirl barred from school for wearing headscarf
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Stavropol, November 30, Interfax – The parents of a schoolgirl living in the village of Privolny, Stavropol Territory, are complaining that their daughter has been barred from school for wearing a headscarf.




Court rules against headscarf ban in Swiss school
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(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

NZZ am Sonntag reports that the Administrative Court in the Swiss canton of Thurgau recently lifted a headscarf ban imposed by a school in Bürglen.




Headscarf debate highlights Russian Muslims’ grievances
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(Reuters) – A ban on girls wearing the Islamic headscarf to a school in southern Russia has angered Muslims and forced President Vladimir Putin, who has robustly defended the Orthodox Church, to affirm that Russia is a secular state.




New Jersey: Muslim woman told to remove niqab in mall
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ELIZABETH (WABC) — Wakeelah Salaam had been shopping by herself for less than ten minutes at the Bridegwater Commons Mall when a security guard approached her and told her to remove her traditional Muslim face covering.




On being Muslim in Montana
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Published 04/30/12, Mountains & Minds, The Montana State University Magazine

It is not easy to be a practicing Muslim in Montana, nor is it easy to be consistently at the top of your class. MSU’s Raima Amin talks more about why she chooses to wear a hijab, what drives her excellence, and the meaning of home.