‘Clothes maketh the man,’ says the English adage, but it is women’s garb that continues to obsess French politicians — and not for any sartorial reasons.
Right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen has wants to ban Muslim headscarf in public places, while Emmanuel Macron says there will be no changes to his own policies.
The decision follows the amendment earlier this year of the country's law on freedom of conscience to allow women to wear the hijab in public places.
Faith groups and thousands of women say EU court order allowing firms to ban employees from wearing headscarf under certain conditions pushes for "businesses to adopt Islamophobic hiring practices."
Stanislas Guerini, who helped found President Macron's centrist movement in 2016, threatens to pull back support for Sara Zemmahi, who is running for office in the southern city of Montpellier.
Although the proposal "Yes to a ban on full facial coverings" does not mention the burqa or the niqab — there is no doubt what the debate concerns amid a campaign by some of the country's politicians to assign labels for Islam and its followers.
Indonesia’s move has been applauded by rights activists, who say non-Muslim girls were forced for years to wear the head-covering in conservative parts of the country.
Malmo Administrative Court of Appeals revoked the ban on headscarves in the school that the municipal council in Skurup previously put in place, prompting criticism among Muslims and teachers.
The draconian counter-terrorism law Schedule 7 was used by police to force the woman to remove her hijab at Heathrow Airport for photos.
Shocking security camera footage showed a man approaching a table of three women wearing headscarves at a cafe and then lunging to attack a 31-year-old woman, who police said is 38 weeks pregnant.
With extremism creeping into the educational institutions of Afghanistan, some women are being targeted for wearing ‘provocative’ clothes.
The neutrality law in eight German states indicates a structural bias against hijab-wearing women and the structural discrimination scuttles their efforts to find suitable jobs.
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