Hala Shiha Brutally Attacked on Social Media for Wearing Niqab

Hala Shiha Brutally Attacked on Social Media for Wearing Niqab

  If Facebook is not a public platform for people to insult one another, then we don’t know what is. If an actress wears a bikini, social media condemns her to hell. If a woman complains about being attacked on the beach for wearing a burkini, people call her a liar. There are no winners […]

Om Hassan Restaurant Releases Footage of Alleged Harassment Incident

Om Hassan Restaurant Releases Footage of Alleged Harassment Incident

by Karine El-Tantawy

  For the past three days, one of Egypt’s favorite restaurants, Om Hassan, has been under fire for allegedly insulting and harassing customers for simply wearing niqab. The story without sounded fishy, considering the fact that this is a local restaurant that doesn’t have a specific dress code or guest list. It is a very […]

The Niqabi Fashion Designer: From Al-Azhar to the Italian Fashion Academy

The Niqabi Fashion Designer: From Al-Azhar to the Italian Fashion Academy

  “I have been a fan of the fashion industry since I was a kid,” said Elva Ahmed, a twenty-something fashion designer who has a very interesting story; she’s a niqabi who has just established her center, “Rifqa,” offering fashion and tailoring courses and workshops for girls.   “I come from a very democratic house; […]

11 Tweets About France’s Burkini Ban That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

11 Tweets About France’s Burkini Ban That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

  Photos have taken over the Internet of French police confronting a woman on a beach and forcing her to remove her clothing and threatened with a pepper spray as part of a controversial ban on the burkini. France has implemented bans on the burkini on a few of its towns, following the recent terrorist attacks in the country. […]

UAE Warns Its Citizens About the Niqab Ban in Switzerland

UAE Warns Its Citizens About the Niqab Ban in Switzerland

  The UAE Mission in Geneva has been tweeting advice that starts with the hashtag “Dear Emirati traveler,” about the new niqab ban and also other advice related to travel safety, being a good image for the country and theft.   عزيزي #المسافر_الإماراتي نود التنويه أنه في حال عدم التقيد بقانون حظر النقاب في إقليم تشينوفإنه سيتم […]

Bulgaria Makes a Big Fuss About Niqab

Bulgaria Makes a Big Fuss About Niqab

By Mahmoud Aziz

  Bulgaria is gearing up to become the latest European country to ban the niqab after the country’s right-wing coalition party, Patriotic Front, submitted a bill to parliament as a pre-emptive measure. EU countries like Belgium, France and Latvia have already taken steps to ban the conservative outfit, but Bulgaria’s model is a small southern city […]

The ‘No to Religious Parties’ Campaign Group Demands Niqab Banning and People Are Infuriated

The ‘No to Religious Parties’ Campaign Group Demands Niqab Banning and People Are Infuriated

  A press conference was held yesterday by the “No To Religious Parties” campaign group demanding niqab banning. Mohamed Attiya, coordinator of the campaign, announced last week that the conference will be held in the presence of political figures as well as political science professor Gamal Zahran, writer and journalist Farida ElShoshaby and human rights activist […]