Women in Burkas

Burka Ban: Why Muslim Women Cover Up

Fariha Sikondari | Posted 15.07.2014 | 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.

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.

'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 ...

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...

Jessica Elgot

What It's Like To Wear The Niqab..

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

Pictures of women wearing the full-face veil were splashed across the front pages of national newspapers on Monday as politicians debated the right of...

Burkas For Babies: Saudi Cleric Calls For Female Infants To Wear The Veil

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Footage of a Saudi cleric calling for all female babies to have their faces covered with the burkha has surfaced. Sheikh Abdullah Daoud delivered ...

Two Women Fined For Wearing Niqabs As French Police Enforce New Law

Olivia Williams | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Two Muslim women who defied the ban on wearing a full face veil in public have become the first to fall foul of the controversial French law. Hind ...