Muslim Fashion And Muslim Clothing Is Not A Uniform: How Diverse Is The Modest Fashion Industry?

Mariyah Zaman | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Mariyah Zaman

Offering a professional platform to exalt modest fashion designers in London was no coincidence. Organiser of LMFW, Franka Soeria said, "London is one of the trendiest places for modest fashion" in the West with a large supportive community.

Nudes and Niqabs: Drawing the Line

Robin Lustig | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

Let's be clear: wearing a niqab is not regarded as a religious requirement by the vast majority of Muslims. Even in President Rouhani's Iran, women do not cover their faces. It is a cultural tradition with its origins in the Arabian peninsula, exported by preachers who follow the teachings of wahhabism.

Donald Trump Defends Burqas In The Most Sexist Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

While laying out his foreign policy vision, US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump managed to offend Muslims and women in one fell swoop. The Republi...

Is the Burqa a Tool of Repression or a Woman's Choice?

Becky Hopper | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Many Muslim women argue that they choose to wear the burqa of their own accord in order for them to be appreciated and judged by their intellectual merits rather than their physical appearance. This, I consider to be an brilliant idea, but again, I can never shake the idea of why the burqa came to be used in the first place.

No Face Veils in Court

Felicity Gerry | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

For many the face veil is a symbol of the oppression of women, for others it is a question of religious observance. In court however the question is fairly straight forward: How to achieve a fair trial for both the prosecution and the defence? Judges have to enable witnesses to give their best evidence and juries need to be able to assess those witnesses properly, not from behind fabric.

Better a Christmas Tree Than a St George's Cross

Jemma Wayne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Jemma Wayne

Politicians do a disservice to the public to pretend otherwise. It is possible to celebrate difference while encouraging cohesion, but that is not by - out of fear or misplaced respect - ignoring the symbols that divide. It is possible to laud tolerance while criticizing those (flag-wavers?) who undermine it.

You Won't Believe What This Belgium Diplomat Did To A Qatari Princess

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

A senior Belgium diplomat has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions, in a case that ...

Katie Continues Anti-Islam Rants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Clearly determined not to learn her lesson, Katie Hopkins has continued her tirade against Islam, this time writing in her newspaper column that she w...

Madonna Wears a Burqa! Katy Perry Dresses Like a Geisha Girl! Pharrell Dons a Feather Headdress! So What?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Next time you see me at a party wearing a Katy Perry-esque Geisha dress and Pharelle-style headdress, spare me the sanctimonious cultural appropriation lecture about being insulting to the Japanese and Native Americans, but by all means, take the piss out of me for dressing like a tit.

Failure of the French Veil Ban

Robin Jones | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Jones

Montreuil is to witness an area forming a modern and distinctive French identity, an area of low-to-middle incomes, of diverse cultures, and of conspicuous political organisation. It is also home to a growing Muslim community, owing in part to its significant Malian population. It is to areas such as Montreuil that the French ban on the face veil, introduced in April 2011, has directed itself most vigorously...

Most Muslims Don't Like Women To Dress Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The burqa has little to no support in any Muslim country, with the vast majority believing women should only cover their hair and not their faces, a n...

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.

Bring Back Control Orders

Katie Hopkins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Hopkins

Most of us do the right thing, most of the time. People like Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed need to be put back under a Control Order so tight it chafes. Most of all they need to sit down, shut up and behave.

Movember, Mullets and 14th Century Irish Legislation

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

"Someone outlawed the moustache?" You say, flabbergasted and spitting coffee into your walrus whiskers like a Boer-war general. Well, yes they did. Let me bring you back to 1366 in Ireland, a country in a state of near-continuous warfare controlled by a slew of regional warlords.

Teaching Burquared Students

Sandi Mann | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sandi Mann

As a white University Lecturer, I must admit that when Burquared students first started appearing in the lecture theatre, I was alarmed. How, I wondered, could I teach students whose faces were not visible?... A couple years on, I can now safely say that you get used to students whose faces are obscured.

Can We Rise Above the Veil of Misinformation About Muslims?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

I agree with our senior politicians that it is a professional issue: it should be a woman's choice and it is un-British to think of banning this in public.

Why I Refuse To Take Part In The 'Niqab Ban' Debate

Josh Zitser | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Josh Zitser

Amazed by the amount of blog posts about the potential ban on my Twitter feed today, I felt obliged to give into peer pressure and also write an opinion piece on it. However, I soon came to realise that many of these articles offered unsubstantiated points of view, had a predisposed bias for one side of the argument and failed to recognise the complexities and sensitivities surrounding the issue.

Calls For Nick Clegg To Wear The Veil In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy

A majority of Liberal Democrats support the wearing of the veil in public when it comes to Nick Clegg, a new survey shows. The poll of Lib Dem memb...

Muslim Woman Told To Remove Veil While Giving Evidence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

A Muslim woman standing trial has been told she must remove her full-face veil while giving evidence, but will be allowed to wear it during the rest o...

Pregnant Muslim Woman Miscarries Baby After Veil Attack

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

A pregnant Muslim woman has miscarried her baby after she was reportedly attacked in Paris for wearing a veil. The unnamed 21-year-old was four mo...

Mehdi Hasan

'Morally Dodgy': Ukip Founder Blasts Party Over Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been under fire for dismissing the UK Independence Party (Ukip) as a party of "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists", in a now-not...

Belgium To Ban Burqas -- Is The UK Next?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics

Belgium will become the second EU nation to ban the burqa and niqab after France, reported RTE, Ireland's public service broadcaster. Starting next we...