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Mar 14, 2017
EU apex court allows companies to bar staff from wearing headscarf; human rights groups protestBy Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Companies may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders.In its first ruling on a hot political issue across Europe, the Court of Justice (ECJ) found a Belgian firm which had a rule barring employees who dealt with customers from wearing visible religious and political symbols may not have discriminated against a receptionist dismissed for wearing a headscarf.The judgment on that and a French case came on the eve of a Dutch election in which Muslim immigration is a key issue and weeks before France votes for a president in a similarly charged campaign.
Feb 22, 2017
Turkey lifts ban on women army officers wearing headscarfTurkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.
Jul 04, 2016
Germany: Muslim woman wins legal battle to wear headscarf at workplaceA Muslim lawyer in Germany has won the right to wear a headscarf at work after a court ruled that there was no legal basis to prevent her from doing so.
Dec 17, 2015
Boot for a scarf? Christian professor put on leave for wearing headscarf in solidarity with MuslimsA professor at a Chicago Christian college who has been placed on administrative leave after donning a headscarf to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims said on Wednesday that her actions are demonstrations of her own faith.
Jun 15, 2015
#MyStealthyFreedom: Unique online protest against compulsory hijab in IranWomen in Iran are protesting against compulsory headscarf in a unique way by sharing photographs of their uncovered heads through My Stealthy Freedom, an online social movement by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad.
Jun 08, 2015
Group of women kick, punch Muslim mom in UK for wearing hijabIn a 'racist' attack, a group of women in London allegedly abused, punched and kicked a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf.
Mar 13, 2015
Germany's highest court overturns ban on headscarves for teachers, calls it unconstitutionalGermany's highest court has struck down a state's ban on teachers wearing headscarves as unconstitutional, saying that it violates guaranteed religious freedoms.
Feb 25, 2015
Justices weigh case of US Muslim denied job over headscarfAbercrombie & Fitch has since changed its policy on headscarves and has settled similar lawsuits elsewhere. But it has continued to fight Elauf's claim at the Supreme Court.
Jan 28, 2015
Michelle Obama forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia, stirs up controversyFor first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.
Apr 01, 2013
France may broaden ban on Muslim headscarfFrench President Francois Hollande says he wants a new law that could extend restrictions against wearing of prominent religious symbols in state jobs into the private sector.