From The Verge: Marie isn’t the only one looking for answers. There has been a steady stream of similar stories in the French media since President François Hollande implemented a state of emergency following November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people. The laws, which were extended for three months in November, give security forces expanded … Continue reading France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear
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 … Continue reading Thousands Protest Clothing Ban
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 … Continue reading Freedom in the West?
So the hot topic seems to be about the full veil. The fact that some Muslims women cover themselves up from head to toe has offended some European countries so much that they are passing laws to prohibit them being worn in public places! Freedom indeed! Jason emailed us and one of the things he … Continue reading ‘Ask The VM’: Do women have to wear the veil?
We spotted this article in The Times newspaper in the UK. It is a response from the “niqab-wearing” brigade and is well written and well argued. It misses out one point, perhaps deliberately that the West cannot both argue that it gives everyone freedom to practice their religion as they choose and, at the same … Continue reading Niqab wearing women reply
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 … Continue reading Where is “freedom” that West extols?