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Thousands Protest Clothing Ban

Anger at plans to ban Religious wear In a move similar to that which was successful in France two years ago, a Quebec minister is attempting to have all religious clothing and symbols banned in public worker positions. The proposed ban of headscarves, turbans and other religious garments is part of a proposed overhaul of the Canadian province’s [...]

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Dutch call for ban on religious slaughter

In the Netherlands, an animal rights party and the far-right Freedom Party are pushing for a ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods which critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals. The parties say religious slaughter should only be allowed on the proviso that Jewish and Muslim groups can prove the process is humane. Al Jazeera’s [...]

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Freedom in the West?

We are told much about freedom in the West. Everyone is free to preach, practise and propagate their religion. Sadly, the reality is so different. In Switzerland, mosques cannot have minarets, in France women’s hijab is forcibly removed and the in the US, the bastion of the Western Values . . . read below Religious Land Use Protection and [...]

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Where is “freedom” that West extols?

Western countries are always telling us that Islam does not allow individuals freedom as do the countries of the West. Recently, we have had legal bans imposed on Muslim women using the hijab in countries such as France and Italy. It is now recommended that smoking should be legally banned in cars and homes where there are children. So where [...]

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