French women's minister calls hijabs 'slavery'Women's rights minister compares Muslim women in headscarf to 'negroes who supported slavery,' gets social media backlash.
Italy is capitulating to Islamic autocratsRome is on the crosshairs of ISIS and thinks that grovelling will keep it safe.
New York school holds World Hijab DayParents were not informed in advance, and many were angry. Experts say that the hijab is actually not an Islamic requirement.
Tajik police shave 13,000 beards to fight religionSecular regime's law enforcement services convinced 1,700 women and girls to stop wearing headscarves.
Iranian actress forced to flee to Dubai over hijabIran's ministry of culture targets Sadaf Taherian over bareheaded social media photos, exposes actress to public abuse.
Hard-hearted JewsOne has to call it by that name because it is so shocking. These are Jews who worry about Arab fears and anxieties at this time, not those of Israeli mothers and fathers.
Iranian Women Fined $260 for 'Bad Hijabs'Two women given fine worth month's salary for 'bad hijabs,' highlighting harsh Islamic law of Iran where the headscarves are mandatory.
Iran Rejects Controversial Hijab LawIran rejects draft law that would give greater powers to Iran's police to enforce women's compulsory wearing of a face veil.
Asia's Olympic Chief Calls for Hijab to be AllowedAsia's Olympic chief urges all sports to let women wear hijab headscarf, after Qatar's basketball team quits Asian Games in fury.
FIBA Allows Muslim Religious Head CoveringsInternational basketball's governing body to allow players to wear hijabs and turbans on a trial basis.
French Court Upholds Firing of Veiled MuslimA Paris appeals court upholds right of kindergarten to fire Muslim who insisted on wearing hijab headscarf.
Violence Spreads over Face Veil Ban in FranceAt least 20 cars were torched and four people arrested in a second night of rioting after French police enforced a ban on the face veil.
Clashes in France Over Enforcing Veil BanAt least five people were injured when a mob rioted in a Paris suburb over enforcement of the ban on full-face veils in France
Rowhani Welcomes Facebook, Rejects SegregationIran's president-elect expresses progressive views about civil liberties, freedom of expression and the internet.
Court: Dismissal Over Muslim Veil 'Discriminatory'French court ruled that Muslim woman who was fired for wearing Islamic headscarf at work was unfairly dismissed on basis of religion.
Jordan Bank Fires Woman Who Eschewed HijabA Christian woman in Jordan was fired from her position when she refused to adopt Islamic dress as a part of a bank uniform
Canada Bans Face Coverings for Citizenship OathCanada has banned the wearing of face coverings - including the burqa or hijab - during the citizenship oath.
Veiled Woman Running Against SarkozyA woman who openly wears an Islamic face-veil in defiance of a French-ban will challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the Presidency next year.
Ahmadinejad in ‘War of the Veil’ in IranAhmadinejad causes an uproar in Iran, angering religious clerics and appealing to women’s support in his attacks on the Muslim veil.
‘Ban the Burqa’ in ItalyItaly follows France and Belgium and drafts a law banning the Muslim ’burqa’ veil in public. Terrorists threaten Belgium for the ban.
Italy Moves Toward Niqab BanAn Italian parliamentary commission approved a draft law banning veils in public; vote after summer recess.
Syria Bans Face-CoveringsSyria has banned Islamic face-coverings for university women. Middle East expert Dr. David Bukai says Israel should do the same.
Fear of Muslims Nixes Paris FeteAn outdoor "Sausage and Booze" party in Paris has been banned by French police, who believe local Muslims will become enraged - and violent.
FIFA Reverses Hijab BanThe FIFA Olympic football federation has reversed a ruling that banned Iranian women from wearing the hijab Muslim hair covering in competitions.
Muslim Law: Lashes for TrousersSudanese Muslims officials ordered 40 lashes for women wearing "indecent clothing.” One woman was spared, apparently because of bad publicity.
More Abuse of Women Under HamasA new study has found that Gaza women have suffered increased violence since Hamas seized control of the region in 2007.