Muslim women

Pools in France close after women defy burkini ban

The two public swimming pools in southeast France shut down despite the current heatwave after a row over the use of full-body Islamic “burkini” swimsuits. Seven burkini-clad women, accompanied by activists from the Alliance Citoyenne rights group, went to the Grenoble pools on Sunday demanding the right to bathe –[…]

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Mualima Khadija Allie signals a new dawn for the MJC

In what has been described an unprecedented move in the history of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), a female representative has been elected as a member of the ulama body’s Executive Committee. The announcement was made following a by-election on April 21, 2018, at the MJC’s Annual General Meeting. Having[…]

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Muslim Canadian groups challenge Quebec’s niqab ban

Muslim and civil rights groups on Tuesday challenged a Quebec ban on officials or anyone receiving public services from covering their faces, arguing it infringes on women’s and Muslim religious rights. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the Quebec Superior Court to[…]

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Yvonne Ridley on Muslim women and human rights

By Yaseen Kippie While South Africans feel the country is in bleak state given the current political upheaval and weak economy, world renowned speaker Yvonne Ridley calls our country a place of optimism, and an example for the Middle East. Ridley is a British journalist, who was captured by the Taliban[…]

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