Canada Bans Muslim Women From Wearing Veils At Citizenship Ceremonies

There are already reports that France's "burqa ban" is inciting more harassment of Muslim women, and now it's giving other countries horrible ideas. Yesterday, the Canadian government announced that from now on Muslim women must take off or lift their veil when taking the oath of citizenship. We expected so much better… » 12/13/11 11:50am 12/13/11 11:50am

French Burqa Ban Has Succeeded In Making Things Worse

France instituted a ban on wearing face coverings in public in April, and the first fines may be handed down this week. In the past six months, authorities have been hesitant to enforce the measure, and many police officers are simply looking the other way when they see a woman in a veil. While the ban was ostensibly… » 9/20/11 12:15pm 9/20/11 12:15pm

We've mentioned it before » 8/19/08 12:20pm 8/19/08 12:20pm, but it bears repeating. Many women in Egypt report being harassed by men, even when wearing the pictured niqab or the more common hijab. Seventy-two percent of the 83 percent of Egyptian women that reported being harassed say . Conservative groups in Egypt are encouraging women to adopt…