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French rapper stuns fans, makes first TV appearance wearing hijab
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By RAMDANE BELAMRI

Amid a nationwide debate in France surrounding attitudes towards the Islamic veil, or hijab, a French rapper has surprised fans by announcing her conversion to Islam and choosing to wear a headscarf.




BOONE LIFE: A Columbia woman tells how she converted to Islam
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“No one can really judge me straight off, ‘Oh, you’re a dumb blonde, I’m not going to listen to what you have to say,'” Fay said. “When I cover my hair, people can’t judge me right away off of the color of my hair.”




Spain: another town bans the veil
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(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

A small town on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca has banned women from wearing burkas or face-covering Islamic veils in public places, even though only two women living there are known to do so.




French MP says failure to ban veil in UK has ‘opened the door to terrorism’
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The architect of France’s burka ban has accused Britain of “losing the battle against Islamic extremism” by failing to introduce one of its own.




Torygraph discovers three – yes, three – schools in which pupils wear the niqab
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“Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims”, the Sunday Telegraph reports.




In Europe, far right banks on Islamophobia
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Wilders’ Freedom Party this summer scored its best parliamentary election result, on the wings of a populist election campaign centered on stopping the “Islamization” of the Netherlands. It’s clear that the “new wind” Wilders foresees will blow first and foremost in the face of the country’s Muslims.