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# Niqab

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First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil - reports
As of 1 August, wearing a burqa or the niqab in public carries a fine of 1,000 kroner.
Women defiant as Denmark's full-face veil ban comes into effect
“When the mosque is one of the few places where we can (wear veils), then I think the law will mean that more people will go to the mosque.”
Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces
Wearing a burqa, which covers a person’s entire face, or the niqab in public will lead to a fine of €134.
Human rights court backs Belgium's ban on wearing a full-face veil in public
The court ruled that the ban sought to guarantee social cohesion.
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Oh, Khloe.
Australian parliament decides NOT to make women in burqas sit in a glass enclosure
The plan was put forward due to security concerns since the rise of the Islamic State organisation.
New Canadian citizens told to remove veils at swearing in ceremonies
Most Canadians find the practice of reciting the oath behind a veil disturbing and new Canadians should take it in view of their fellow citizens, the country’s immigration minister has said.
France issues first sanctions for niqab wearing in public
It comes as one high-profile wearer of a niqab says she plans to run for president next year.
Italy takes first steps to banning face veil
The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.
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France's face veil ban takes effect today
A controversial ban on facial veils has come into effect in France today, despite protests by interest groups that the ban violates European human rights law.
Syria reverses ban on Islamic face veil
The President has also closed the country’s only casino. The moves have been seen as an attempt to reach out to conservative Muslims.
France's face veil ban to take effect next month
The banning of some religious dress in European countries have drawn criticism by human rights groups – who say the laws discriminate against Muslims and impede an individual’s freedom of expression.
French vote for full veil ban