We're not always going to understand everything straight away and we don't always need to, celebrate difference and appreciate the fact that it exists in Britain. To live in a tolerant society is not to stamp down but it's to be able to accept those exact things when they're not harming you.
If the accusation is that the banning of the niqab goes against religious freedom, the foremost question must be whether the niqab itself has any kind of theological basis. Until now there has been no compelling evidence to suggest that it has, and this is what appears to have got lost in the debate.
A majority of Liberal Democrats support the wearing of the veil in public when it comes to Nick Clegg, a new survey shows
Dear Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to your recent article in the Independent addressing the topic of veiled Muslim women. The fact that such views were given space in the Independent is disappointing enough, but that they were made out as some sort of defence of Islam (the right kind of course, "progressive Islam") is even worse.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued its first anti-domestic abuse advert. The advert features a hijab-clad woman – with
Five teenage girls have unwittingly taken part in a spoof TV show which saw them “convert to Islam” in order to receive Justin
The hijab should be as welcome as "bangers and mash" in England, a coalition of religious groups and campaigners have said
France's distinctive take on secularism is once again making headlines. A sacred virtue of the Republic, it is unquestionable within the hexagon where political careers are built on its defence. But a recent case is causing controversy.
'Femen Are True Feminists But They Have Insulted Muslims': Topless Tunisian Activist Amina Tyler Speaks
An image posted on the Femen Facebook page, captioned: 'We pray for a topless jihad' She said: “I am against. Everyone will
So, sisters, (I prefer to talk to women anyway, even knowing that behind them are bearded men with knives). You say to us that you are against Femen, but we are here for you and for all of us, as women are the modern slaves and it's never a question of colour of skin.