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  • Khloe Kardashian rocks a burqa. Should we care?

    It seems like Khloe Kardashian has once again come under the crossfire for cultural appropriation; The reality television star was spotted clad in a burqa during her trip to the United Arab Emirates...

    While women in Dubai usually wear a burqa, women visiting the city don't have to...

  • Australian leader wears burqa to Senate to push for ban, draws criticism from lawmakers

    Australian senator and leader of the right-wing One Nation party, Pauline Hanson, wore the burqa to the Senate chamber for the daily questioning time session on Thursday, The Guardian reported...

    According to the daily, Hanson's move — meant to push for a ban on the burqa — caused commotion in the chamber and drew strong criticism from Australian attorney general George Brandis who issued a warning that the action may be offensive to...

  • Muslim-baiter politician wears burqa in Australia’s Senate

    SYDNEY: Australia’s anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country’s top lawyer for the “appalling” stunt...

    “Will you work to ban the burqa in Australia in light of what is happening with national security?” she said after whipping off the garment to question Attorney-General George Brandis...

  • British public heavily in favour of burqa ban: poll

    LONDON: Twice as many British people support a ban on women wearing a burqa than oppose one, with a majority also in favour of outlawing the burkini, according to a poll published Thursday...

    Some 57 per cent of the 1,668 adults polled by YouGov said they supported "a law that bans people from wearing the burqa in the UK", with 36pc "strongly supporting" the ban compared with only 10pc who were “strongly opposed”...

  • German minister proposes burqa ban in public places

    BERLIN: Germany’s interior minister on Friday proposed partially banning the full-face burqa Islamic veil, as a debate on integration rages after two jihadist attacks and ahead of key state elections...

    De Maiziere, one of Merkel’s closest allies, said after a meeting with regional counterparts from his conservative bloc that the burqa ban would cover “places where it is necessary for our society’s coexistence” including government...

  • Bulgaria bans burqa, imposes fines on offenders

    The law “bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face”, referring to the burqa or the more common niqab...

    France and Belgium have both banned the burqa or niqab and Switzerland's lower house this week narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide ban...

  • Brother of local political leader shot dead by burqa-clad men

    KARACHI: Brother of a local leader of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) was shot dead in the Orangi Town area of the metropolis, according to police officials...

    "Kashif Sagheer, 25, was sitting along with some other men in sector 12-C of Orangi Town when four suspects riding on two motorcycles opened fire on him and fled," said Pakistan Bazaar Station House Officer, Imtiaz Mirjat
  • Merkel rallies for burqa ban in Germany in run-up to 2017 election

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in a speech looking ahead to Germany's 2017 general election rallied for a ban on the burqa in public places...

    Merkel, playing to the wing of her conservative party that has been deeply unsettled by last year's record influx of asylum seekers ? most of them Muslims fleeing war zones ? underlined her support for a proposal in August by her interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, to outlaw the...

  • Swiss lawmakers approve step towards burqa ban

    GENEVA: Switzerland's lower house on Tuesday narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide burqa ban, the ATS news agency reported, but the measure remains far from coming into force...

    ATS quoted Wobmann as saying that the goal of the national burqa ban was to “maintain public order and respect for the dignity of women...

  • Britain in a frenzy over Boris Johnson's burqa comments

    In a quiet summer week, a disparaging quip about the burqa by ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson has sparked a frenzied debate in Britain drawing in religion, politics and Brexit...

    In the letter pages of The Times, meanwhile, Muslim scholars sparred over whether the niqab and burqa had a basis in the Koran, and veiled British women were interviewed on live TV...

  • Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

    A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces...

    In the northeastern canton of St Gallen, nearly 67 per cent of voters came out in favour of introducing the implicit “burqa ban”, according to official results, which showed turnout was 36 per cent...

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