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Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets protesters all at once, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Sri Lankan government insisted Tuesday that preventing Muslim women from wearing the niqab was a national security move.

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ‘deradicalisation’ and banning the face-veil

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim '<em>burqa</em> ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim '<em>burqa</em> ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on the ban.

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli settlers begin attacks on Palestinian olive farmers

Israeli settlers and forces have been attacking Palestinian olive farmers, in the wake of harvesting season.

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli settlers shoot at Palestinian workers in occupied Nablus

Israeli settlers snuck into the village of Burqa in the occupied West Bank and attacked Palestinian construction workers.

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Mariam Khan

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Muslim women with eating disorders often suffer in silence during Ramadan.

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Mariam Khan

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Ramadan in lockdown still feels fractured, but new creative online spaces and efforts to care for the vulnerable are a testament to thriving ...

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Tahmina Begum

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Ramadan under lockdown is a chance for British Muslims to reflect and ask the questions they've always wanted to know about their parents' lives.

The New Arab

Israeli settlers vandalise cemetery in occupied West Bank

Israeli settlers stormed and damaged tombstones in a cemetery in Nablus.

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

Tahmina Begum

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

#IWD2020: Many Muslim women are not aware that their nikah, or Islamic marriage, is not recognised under British law. So what can Muslim women ...

A year on since It's Not About The <em>Burqa</em>

Tahmina Begum

A year on since It's Not About The Burqa

Book Club: With Brexit and new heights of Islamophobia in the UK, The New Arab speaks to some of the contributors about what they have learnt ...

Mobashra Tazamal

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Comment: President Trump has made Islamophobia one of the defining features of his presidency, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

#WorldHijabDay must show more to Muslim women than headscarves

Mariam Khan

#WorldHijabDay must show more to Muslim women than headscarves

World Hijab Day is a well-intentioned attempt to raise awareness about the prejudices Muslim women face, but is the campaign misguided?

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim veil ban

The New Arab

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim veil ban

Non-Muslim teachers donned the face-veil to protest a municipal ban on all forms of Islamic headgear, passed through the municipal council last ...

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

The New Arab & agencies

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

Austria's Greens will find some elements of the deal with their right-wing leader coalition partners hard to swallow.

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