(USA Today) — The legislation being debated by Iceland's Parliament would impose a six-year jail term on anyone who 'removes part or all of (a child's) sexual organs' for nonmedical reasons.
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) —The state contends Mahwah township violated New Jersey's Green Acres Act by banning out-of-state residents from its parks after residents complained about their use by Orthodox Jewish families from New York.
(AP) — Muslim men were allowed to marry non-Muslim women, but not the other way around.
(AP) — 'To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done,' said Attorney General George Brandis to the senator who donned the burqa.
(Reuters) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say he may rethink signing the bill if it is revised.
(Reuters) Trump is expected to ban for several months the entry of refugees into the United States, except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.
(RNS) The bans are a 'stupid reaction' to terrorism that do not improve security and fuel religious intolerance, the UN says.
(Reuters) The CDU's calls for a partial ban come as it has lost support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which says Islam is incompatible with the constitution.
(RNS) The country’s high judicial council ordered the ban on the hijab and all “religious signs” from courts and other legal institutions.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A ministry committee recommended that the book not be taught in high schools at a time of heightened Palestinian attacks against Israeli Jews and reprisals by Israeli troops.
PARIS (RNS) The gradual transformation of the niqab issue from a national debate to little more than a footnote speaks volumes about French politics.
(RNS) Government officials said they were concerned the garments might be used as a disguise to commit terrorist acts.
(RNS) Last week, four women believed to be members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram carried attacks in Kano, a city in Northern Nigeria.
(RNS) A Sudanese minister argued there is no need to grant new plots of land for churches.
(RNS) The Quebec Soccer Federation lifted the Sikh headgear ban Saturday (June 15). But allegations of religious intolerance and racism still linger.