Burka Ban Or The Start Of A UK Muslim Ban?

Rema Begum C | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Rema Begum C

Most people cannot comprehend the magnitude of telling someone to remove a religious article of clothing. The burka is not just a piece of cloth. It is a part of an identity. Worn with the understanding of the creed and for the love of religion. There is a spiritual and emotional connection. By having a ban implemented, it will create further barriers preventing the interaction between the wider social group and stigmatising the minority.

Most Of The British Public Supports A Burka Ban

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK

More than half of the British public would support banning people from wearing a burka, a YouGov poll has found. A total of 57% of those who were surv...

Unlike Their French Sisters, These Women Can Freely Paddle At Brighton Beach #BurkiniBan

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

While an online uproar was playing out over France’s controversial burkini ban yesterday, a different story entirely was unfolding on a British beac...

Ukip Leadership Candidate Lisa Duffy Says She's Not Chasing The 'Bigot Vote' As She Calls For Burka Ban

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics

A Ukip leadership candidate today denied she was “chasing the bigot vote” as she called for a ban on Muslim faith schools and the full veil in pub...

Human Rights Judges Uphold France's Ban On Muslim Headscarves

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Judges have upheld France's ban on headscarves after a Muslim social worker was sacked because she refused to remove her covering. The European Cou...

Burkas Banned In Swiss Region, But Other Face Coverings Are Still Allowed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

Women who wear a burka or niqab in a region of Switzerland will face a fine of up to £6,500. Ticino's parliament approved the law on Monday, there...

Daily Mail Commenters Can't Wait To Have Their Say On This Dewsbury Story

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

A Daily Mail article about a Yorkshire town has sparked debate about all that is wrong with Britain - and the commenters can't wait to have their say....

The 'Sexy Burka' Song May Change The Way You Look At Women In Burkas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Comedy

'The Infidel - The Musical' is the stage (and, yes, musical) version of the film starring Omid Djalili, about a British Muslim who discovers he's actu...

Burka Ban: Why Muslim Women Cover Up

Fariha Sikondari | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Fariha Sikondari

Contrary to misconceptions, the vast majority of Muslim women in the West are not being forced by men to cover up. For the very small minority of Muslim women who are forced to cover up a ban only results in further confining these women to their homes.

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Tory Booted Out, After Comparing Burkas To Bin Bags

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative councillor has been given the boot by the Tory Party for mocking burkas in a post on Facebook that compared them to bin liners. The ...

Are Ninjabis the New Punk-Rockers?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

t's interesting to see the rise in male and female journalists indulging in burka cosplay as part of investigative journalism, which brings a new meaning to the term undercover journalism. At the risk of being accused of paralipsis, I don't want to enter the currently framed niqab debates fully - one key reason being that I believe males should tread carefully when commenting on female issues. But I do want to use the niqab to open up discussions that consider a wider phenomenon, which is driving the quest for cultural authenticity.

Burka Escape Scandal Leads Yvette Cooper To Call For Terror Suspects To Be Relocated

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics

Powers to relocate terror suspects to other parts of the country must be revived following the disappearance of an Islamist extremist who escaped surv...

Terror Suspect Who Escaped In Burka Held Twice In Custody Before

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A terror suspect who escaped surveillance by dressing in a burka had previously been twice remanded in custody for allegedly breaching controls impose...

Defending Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed is Defending British Justice

Tam Hussein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

A young man walks into a community center, he's a terror suspect and yet he doesn't know why or what the evidence against him is. He has not been allo...

'We Lean Over Far Too Much For Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary has called for the burka to be banned in Britain, warning that the country is "leaning over far too much" for minority religions like ...

For the Sake of Faith, Remove Face Veils

Jonathan Romain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jonathan Romain

I am heavily involved in inter-faith dialogue, where one of the pre-conditions is accepting the integrity of other peoples' traditions and not seeking to change them. It therefore feels very uncomfortable to assert that the face veil is a ritual that should have no place in British society today.

Burka Escape Not Facilitated By Mosque, Says Founder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Val | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

The escape of terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed under a burka on Monday was not facilitated by the mosque from which he fled, according to the ins...

Is it British to Ban the Face Veil?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.

Staggering Number Of People Support UK Niqab Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

More than half the British public think that Muslim women SHOULD NOT be allowed to wear the niqab in public. A ComRes opinion poll for Channel 4 found...

She Is Afghanistan's First Street Artist, and She Might Actually Change Our Views

Erik B. Duckert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Erik B. Duckert

Shamsia Hassani: a young woman and the first street artist ever to emerge from the exhausted streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Only 25 years old and teaches drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Kabul University, her story just might challenge your views on graffiti - and on Afghan women.

Should There Be A Veil Ban In State Institutions?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

The state should back institutions such as schools, courthouses and immigration centres which require individuals to remove face-coverings such as the...

The Burka Paradox

Chris Godfrey | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Godfrey

The status of the Burka's legality has evolved into one of those controversial issues which galvanises the public into the sort of hysterical mob mentality normally reserved for paedophiles and rapists. A recent Yougov poll states that 61% of the British public would agree with the decision to ban the Burka in public spaces.

Should Doctors Be Banned From Wearing The Veil?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

The question of whether doctors and other hospital staff should be able to wear full-face veils has been raised by a Conservative minister. Dan Pou...