HELSINKI (AP) — A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new law banning such garments in public places.
(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.
TORONTO (RNS) The ruling is the third legal defeat for Canada's Conservative government on the Muslim face veil, which has become a hot-button issue in the Oct. 19 federal election.
(RNS) Chad, a majority-Muslim nation in Central Africa, become the second country on the continent to ban women from wearing the full-face veil.
(RNS) Lawmakers seek a $2 million for an "anti-radicalization center" in Montreal, and limit public employees and people seeiking public services from covering their faces.
TORONTO (RNS) "I believe, and I think most Canadians believe, that it is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment where they are committing to join the Canadian family," said Stephen Harper.