Dutch law on burqas reveals more than was intended

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2019


The Netherlands is in a dither about burqas, niqabs and other face coverings. It’s banned them but doesn’t want to enforce the prohibition because there isn’t really a problem per se. Of the Netherlands’ 17 million people, only about 150 to 400 women wear burqas and niqabs, according to Annelies Moors, a professor of sociology … Continue reading “Dutch law on burqas reveals more than was intended”

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More heat than light in Canada’s election debate on the niqab. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on October 7, 2015


Islam is the second biggest religion in Canada. According to 2011 figures, Muslims account for 3.2 per cent of the population. That’s quite small but it sounds weighty if you juxtapose it in a certain way – as Canada’s second faith after Christianity. The current row over the niqab, the Muslim veil, in Canada is … Continue reading “More heat than light in Canada’s election debate on the niqab. Here’s why”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK