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Girl denied internship in Belgium due to headscarf

Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf.

 

first Muslim woman elected to US Congress

Former Michigan state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday for a House seat in the state.

Tlaib will run unopposed in the general election in November, with no Republicans on the ballot in the overwhelmingly Democratic district in and around Detroit.

The key election takeaways: a Democratic surge and big wins for women

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Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programs in Canada

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists.
 
Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador this week, pushing Canada to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to try to defuse the dispute.
 
 

Banning the hijab at school is discrimination:Czech ombudsman

Source : PraguePost / 30 Aug 2014

Czech ombudsman Anna Sabatová has stood up for the Somali student of a secondary medical school in Prague who has been forbidden to wear a headscarf at school, server Lidovky.cz has reported, referring to the ombudsman office's internal document.

 

Man faces prison for attacking Saudi woman in US

Source : Arab news / 11 Aug 2014

A US court has charged a young American with inciting hatred and racism after he attacked a Saudi Ph.D. student on a street in Michigan, sabq.org electronic newspaper reported.
Jonathan Patrick Deuel, 29, and two others reportedly tried to pull off the woman’s face veil and abaya as she walked down the street with her five-year-old daughter.

 

Women targeted in rising tide of attacks on Muslims

Source : The Guardian / 30 Jun 2014

More than half of Islamophobic attacks in Britain are committed against women, who are typically targeted because they are wearing clothing associated with Islam, new data reveals.

 

Queensland rejects anti-niqab bill

Source : The Guardian / 23 May 2014

The Queensland government has rejected a push by independents and minor parties to force Muslim women to remove their burqas or veils to prove their identity.

The bill, introduced by the independent MP for Nicklin, Peter Wellington, would have allowed lawyers, police, prison officers, justices of the peace and other “persons of responsibility” to require a person to remove any face covering to establish their identity.

 

Dutch firms no longer welcome in KSA

Source : Arab news / 17 May 2014

Saudi Arabia has banned Dutch companies from participating in its future projects because the Dutch government has not taken action against the leader of the ultra rightist Freedom Party for abusing the Kingdom and Islam.

 

Western countries 'look down' on Muslim women

Source : World Bulletin / 13 May 2014

Merve Kavakci, a Turkish politician who is currently a Lecturer of International Relations at George Washington University, accused Europe of prejudice regarding Muslim women.

Speaking at an international congress in Istanbul on Thursday on “Perceptions and the Image of Muslim Women in Europe," Kavakci said Western countries look down on Muslims, patronizing them and thinking they need to be trained in humanist values.

 

Poll: 52% of UAE nationals say UK ‘unsafe’

Source : Al Arabiya / 30 April 2014

More than half of UAE nationals feel the UK is an unsafe destination in the wake of two vicious attacks on Emirati visitors to London, a YouGov / Al Arabiya News survey has found.

The results present a striking shift in Emirati perceptions of the British capital, which in recent years had welcomed a surge tourists from the Gulf, with more than 50,000 Emiratis visiting the UK annually.

 
 

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