Theresa may demands Boris Johnson apologise for his burqa ‘letter box’ comments about Muslims

Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images Theresa May has demanded Boris Johnson for comparing women wearing burqas to bank robbers and letter boxes. The former Foreign Secretary has been accused of Islamophobia over the remarks, which he made in a newspaper column. Johnson has so far refused to back down, and May said on Tuesday […]

Swiss government opposes nationwide burqa ban, says Cantons must decide locally

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 01:31 Swiss authorities have rejected a popular campaign sponsored by a right-wing party calling for a nationwide ban on face veils. The federal government believes the matter falls under the jurisdiction of individual Cantons. In September, the Committee of Egerkingen run by a member of the populist Swiss People’s Party […]

Santa's burqa? Austrian police make St Nicholas remove full-face beard

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 22:53 The Austrian law banning full-face veils has claimed an unusual victim: a man impersonating the iconic St Nicholas for a children’s party, whose red frock and frothy fake beard the police deemed the equivalent of a burqa. The man, identified only as Hans M in media reports, was stopped […]

‘Burqa ban’: Vienna police descend on Lego store over face-covered Red Ninja

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 13:36 Officers flocked to a Lego store in Vienna responding to a report of a violation of the law forbidding full face veils. Over the past days, it also had police approaching a man in a shark suit and the Austrian parliament’s mascot. The incident in the Austrian capital happened […]

Millionaire fighting burqa ban stages protest by covering face with Austrian minister’s portrait

Published time: 10 Oct, 2017 00:15 A French millionaire of Algerian origin, known for his fierce opposition to anti-veil laws in Europe, has been fined by police in Austria for covering his face with a picture of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, adorned with €100 bills and a pumpkin mask. The businessman-turned-political activist, Rachid Nekkaz, staged […]

Right-wing Aussie senator wears burqa in parliament calling for ban (VIDEO)

Published time: 17 Aug, 2017 10:27 A right-wing Australian politician has caused uproar on social media after entering the senate chamber wearing a burqa, calling for a ban on the Muslim full-faced veil which she calls “oppressive.” She was immediately chided by the government representative. Pauline Hanson, the leader of One Nation right-wing political party, […]

‘DISGRACEFUL, DISRESPECTFUL’: Australian lawmaker shocks Senate by turning up in a burqa

Screenshot via BIAUS One Nation leader Pauline Hanson appeared in the Australian senate today wearing the full black covering of a burqa. She wore it for several minutes until leaping to her feet when the Senate President gave her the call to ask a question asking to ban the burqa in Australia “in light of […]

BBC accused of ‘normalizing’ Islamic burqa in ‘propaganda’ video

Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 13:10 Social media users have accused the BBC of “blatant propaganda” after the state broadcaster published a YouTube video featuring burqa-clad women addressing common questions about the full-face veil. [embedded content] After the video, entitled ‘Things Not To Say To Someone Who Wears a Burqa’, was published on the BBC […]