Niqāb http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31574/all en Christ, Mohammed draw divisions among Bulgarian Roma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/christ-mohammed-draw-divisions-among-bulgarian-roma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nothing illustrates better the arrival of a new wave of Islam among Roma in Bulgaria's southern town of Pazardzhik, whose imam Ahmed Mussa is on trial for spreading radical ideology, than the appearance of women in niqabs.</p> <p>"I've covered like this for the past two, three years to keep myself for my husband only and make sure I go to heaven," says Habibe, 35, her dark eyes glittering under the black full-face veil. </p> <p>A former Christian, she converted to Islam and changed her name from Milka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/christ-mohammed-draw-divisions-among-bulgarian-roma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Entertainment Islamism Niqāb Purdah Religion Social Issues AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:45:38 +0000 5750730 at http://www.globalpost.com Verdict in Tunisia veil trial postponed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/verdict-tunisia-veil-trial-postponed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The verdict in the trial of a Tunisian university dean accused of violence towards a veiled female student was delayed on Thursday, as hundreds of people protested outside the court.</p> <p>The new date was set for April 4, according to the court in the La Manouba suburb of Tunis, where a large crowd gathered to support the defendant, Habib Kazdoghli, who is dean of the humanities faculty at Manouba University.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/verdict-tunisia-veil-trial-postponed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Niqāb Purdah AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:46:05 +0000 5796098 at http://www.globalpost.com Verdict in Tunisia veil trial postponed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/verdict-tunisia-veil-trial-postponed-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The verdict in the trial of a Tunisian university dean accused of violence towards a veiled female student was delayed on Thursday, as hundreds of people protested outside the court.</p> <p>The trial, which has been repeatedly adjourned, has come to symbolise the standoff between secularists and Islamists in Tunisia, where the Islamist Ennahda party was voted to power in elections that followed the January 2011 uprising.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/verdict-tunisia-veil-trial-postponed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Niqāb Purdah AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:31:36 +0000 5796248 at http://www.globalpost.com Verdict in Tunisia veil trial postponed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/verdict-tunisia-veil-trial-postponed-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The verdict in the trial of a Tunisian university dean accused of violence towards a veiled female student was delayed Thursday, as hundreds protested outside the court.</p> <p>The repeatedly adjourned trial has come to symbolise bristling tensions between Islamists and secularists in Tunisia, where the Islamist Ennahda party was voted to power in elections that followed the January 2011 uprising.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/verdict-tunisia-veil-trial-postponed-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Niqāb Purdah AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:31:16 +0000 5796433 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia dean 'acquitted of veiled woman assault' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/tunisia-dean-acquitted-veiled-woman-assault-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Tunisian university dean accused of slapping a veiled female student said he was acquitted on Thursday, in a case that has come to symbolise bristling tensions between Islamists and secularists.</p> <p>Habib Kazdaghli said "Tunisian justice acquitted me," adding that his accuser and another female student on trial for having sacked his office at Manouba University outside Tunis had been given a suspended two-month sentence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/tunisia-dean-acquitted-veiled-woman-assault-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Niqāb Purdah AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 14:45:47 +0000 5829881 at http://www.globalpost.com French Islamist gets 17 years for Brussels stabbing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/french-islamist-gets-17-years-brussels-stabbing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Belgian court on Tuesday sentenced a French radical Islamist to 17 years in prison for stabbing two police officers in Brussels last year in the wake of clashes over Belgium's ban on Muslim women wearing the full niqab veil. </p> <p>Brahim Bahrir, a 35-year-old Parisian, attacked the officers at a metro station in June 2012. He said he was protesting against the ban, which was introduced in 2011, and the presence of "infidels" in Afghanistan.</p> <p>The officers, a man and a woman, were lightly injured.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/french-islamist-gets-17-years-brussels-stabbing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Niqāb Purdah Social Issues AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:02:07 +0000 5866856 at http://www.globalpost.com British college drops ban on Muslim veils http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130913/british-college-drops-ban-muslim-veils <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of Britain's biggest colleges on Friday dropped a ban on Muslim face veils after thousands of people signed a petition against the rule.</p> <p>Birmingham Metropolitan College said on Facebook it would change its policy to allow "individuals to wear specific items of personal clothing to reflect their cultural values".</p> <p>The college in Birmingham, a city in central England with a large Muslim population, had earlier said it would require "the removal of hoodies, hats, caps and veils so that faces are visible".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130913/british-college-drops-ban-muslim-veils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Niqāb Philip Hollobone Politics Purdah AFP Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:31:29 +0000 5933185 at http://www.globalpost.com Weary Tunisian women little cheered over equal rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/weary-tunisian-women-little-cheered-over-equal-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For Nadia Mali, with her daily drudgery of being a working mother of six with an unemployed husband, advances in gender equality approved by Tunisia's parliament this week offer little cause for cheer.</p> <p>"There is no equality of the sexes in Tunisia. There are women exhausted by their work which is the sole means of supporting their children," she sighs, as she gathers the green clay and gloves she uses at the hammam, or Turkish bath, where she works.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140111/weary-tunisian-women-little-cheered-over-equal-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Niqāb Purdah AFP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:32:50 +0000 6040601 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia police steps up checks for veiled terror suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140214/tunisia-police-steps-checks-veiled-terror-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tunisian authorities said Friday they will tighten checks on people wearing the Muslim full-face veil, as part of efforts to combat Islamist violence, claiming the cover was being used by fugitives.</p> <p>"The interior ministry announces that it will strengthen checks on everyone wearing the niqab," or the veil, the ministry said on its official Facebook page.</p> <p>"The measure is being taken because of the threat the country faces and because of terrorist suspects using the niqab .. to disguise themselves and escape justice," it added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140214/tunisia-police-steps-checks-veiled-terror-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Niqāb Politics Purdah Social Issues AFP Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:18:29 +0000 6071099 at http://www.globalpost.com