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Angela Merkel advocates for burqa ban, saying they’re “not appropriate” in Germany

When German leaders claim the burqa doesn’t work in their “open society,” what they really mean is that it doesn’t work in their white, Christian society.

Kylie Cheung | December 7, 2016 - 10:48 am

New Survey Illustrates What Different Countries Think About How Muslim Women Should Cover Up

Check out this interesting chart from the Pew Research Center illustrating the results of a new survey that asked respondents in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and other countries which…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Saudi Cleric Suggests Baby Girls Wear Burqas To “Protect” Them From Sexual Assault

A Saudi Arabian cleric raised eyebrows over his WTF suggestion on a TV program six months ago that baby girls should be covered head-to-toe in burqas to protect them from…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

On “The Mindy Project”‘s Squicky Jokes About Race

It’s not easy to make offensive jokes about ignorance. One person’s ignorant joke can be another person’s joke about ignorance and even if your comedy has the best of intentions,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2012 - 9:00 am

Kim Kardashian Dons A Burqa In Dubai

NOTE: We had to take the photo in question down (image rights issue) but you can see it here and continue to discuss. Sowwy!

Kim Kardashian isn’t known…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2011 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Two Muslim Women Fined In Belgium For Wearing The Veil

Two Belgian teenage girls, ages 16 and 17, have been fined $200 each for wearing face-covering Muslim veils in public. It has been illegal to wear a niqab or burqa…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italy Wants To Ban The Burqa

It will be illegal to wear the burqa and other face-covering Muslim veils in public if a new bill can get the support of Italy’s Parliament. A draft version…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Veiled Muslim Woman Yelled At By Woman Not In Veil, While Eliot Spitzer Moderates

Who would have thought the “Love Guv” would have found himself moderating a feminist debate about the veil? Life sure is strange sometimes. The other night on Eliot

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2011 - 3:40 pm

France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

France’s ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

French Lady Not Sorry For Her “Burqa Rage” And Ripping The Veil Off A Muslim Woman

“Burqa rage.” Never heard of it before? Me neither. Women being forced to wear burqas does makes me upset. But a 63-year-old French woman, known only as Marlene, took things…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: France To Fine Women Who Wear Face-Covering Veils In Public

Today, the French government passed a bill to fine a woman $185 if she wears a face-covering veil in public. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the fine would send…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: French Woman Flies Into A “Burqa Rage”

This weekend, a 60-year-old lawyer in Trignac, France, attacked a fellow shopper, a 26-year-old Muslim woman, and ripped her body-covering veil off. Police say the woman made “snide remarks…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2010 - 8:30 pm
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