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Discussion Group - "Enforced modesty: Should the Burqa and Niqab be banned?"

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil - the niqab.

    A case was brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression.

    French law says nobody can wear in a public space clothing intended to conceal the face. The penalty for doing so can be a 150-euro fine (£120; $205).

    The 2010 law came in under former conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28106900

    July 1, 2014

  • Jerrie

    "God Loves Uganda," the documentary about American evangelicals hijacking Ugandan culture and politics is airing on PBS (KLRU) on 5/19 at 10 p.m.

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A 17-year-old Virginia girl said she was kicked out of a prom for homeschooled teens because she aroused “impure thoughts” in some adult male chaperones. Clare Ettinger wrote a post on her sister’s blog about the incident, saying that her dress met the event’s dress code but was asked to leave anyway. The woman told her that some of the fathers who volunteered at the event thought her dancing was “too provocative” and could provoke “impure thoughts” in boys at the dance. Clare told the woman she had not been dancing, but the chaperone insisted her dress was too short and kicked her out of the event. The teen’s friends left with her, and prom organizers promised to refund their ticket purchases. So far, only Clare had her money returned. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/13/teen-girl-kicked-out-of-prom-because-dads-said-her-dress-conjured-impure-thoughts/

    May 14, 2014

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