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  • n. Plural form of niqab.


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  • Wilders' popularity has soared largely due to his strident criticism of Islam, and he has long called for a ban on burqas and similar Islamic face veils known as niqabs.

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  • French cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to outlaw the wearing in public of full face veils known as niqabs and burqas. - Articles related to Film: They Call Me Muslim

  • For further proof of the actual objective of Bill 94, listen to Christine St-Pierre, Québéc’sminister responsible for the status of women, who called niqabs “ambulatory prisons” andsaid Québécwas a “world leader” when it comes to gender equality, and that with Bill 94, “we prove it once again.”

    Why Québéc Cannot and Should not Ban the Niqab : Law is Cool

  • Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is defending the Quebec government's move to require Muslim women or others who wear face coverings such as niqabs to remove them if they want to work in the public sector or do business with government officials.

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  • The government spokesman said the French president considered that burqa-style veils that hide the face, such as niqabs, "do not pose a problem in a religious sense, but threaten the dignity of women."

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  • Ensuring gender equality, woman's dignity and security are the official reasons France wants to outlaw Islamic veils, most often worn as "niqabs" that hide all but the eyes.

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  • "niqabs," a scarf that exposes only the eyes, or "sitars," a filmy veiled cloth thrown over the head to cover the entire face.

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  • From Paris, Lisa Bryant takes a look at the fallout for VOA.Since the ban against face veils or niqabs was enacted in France last month, the government says police have stopped nearly 50 women who have worn them in public.

    France Detains Several People Enforcing Veil Ban

  • • Tense times in France, where the two-day-old ban on burqas and niqabs has seen a massed protest of two women at Notre Dame broken up by scores of police, and a 28-year-old stopped in a shopping centre car park in northwest Paris for having the barefaced cheek see what we did there? of wearing a face veil to pick up her groceries.

    Esther Addley's diary

  • "Princess Hijab", a 20-year-old guerrilla artist, traverses Paris incognito spray-painting hijabs and niqabs on male and female models on posters and billboards.

    'NiqaBitch' unveil themselves in Paris


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