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Switzerland Votes No on Burqa Ban - World Religion News

March 19, 2017
SWISS GOVERNMENT REJECTS BURQA BAN. An initiative to ban niqabs and burqas by Swiss People’s party, a right-wing political party, has been rejected by the Swiss upper parliament. The clothes in question are generally worn by Muslim women; it covers their full body and face. The debate over such coverings has gathered widespread cultural tensions in a few European regions. The vote by Council of State went 26 to 9 against the measure. Interestingly, Ticino, an Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, had pushed in a ban on wearing burqas in 2016. There were four abstentions. The...
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New Trump Travel Ban is Still a Muslim Ban - World Religion News

March 12, 2017
TRUMP’S REVISED EXECUTIVE ORDER BANS IMMIGRANTS FROM SIX MUSLIM-MAJORITY COUNTRIES. A new ban on travel to the United States was signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 7. Officials of the Trump administration hope the latest step will end all legal challenges concerning the matter. The travel ban is valid for 90 days. It stops new visa assurance of six nations, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Yemen and Somalia. Other than stopping travel for people arriving in the United States from these countries, it also does away with refugee program followed at present by the United States...
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J.K. Rowling’s Tweet Bumps Muslim Fundraiser for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Over $100,000 - World Religion News

February 26, 2017
MUSLIM-AMERICANS RAISE OVER $100,000 TO REPAIR VANDALIZED HISTORIC JEWISH CEMETERY.Despite Donald Trump’s repeated assurances that his government would tackle the problem of anti-Semitism, American Jews were aghast to wake up one morning to find almost 200 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery at St. Louis vandalized.

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These Muslim store owners shut down their stores to protest Trump order - The Washington Post

February 3, 2017
Thousands rallied in Brooklyn on Thursday to denounce President Trump’s executive order on immigration, drawing perhaps the largest public U.S. protest by Muslims in recent history. They gathered for prayer as speakers condemned Trump’s order, which temporarily bans citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country.

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Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide - The New York Times

January 29, 2017
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.

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Sellers Ordered to Stop Selling Burqas in Morocco - World Religion News

January 15, 2017
MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT AIMS AT STEPPING UP NATIONAL SECURITY BY BANNING THE FULL VEIL; HIJABS STILL ALLOWED. The government of Morocco has taken its fight against Islamic extremism to a new height by banning the full veil all across the country. So far, no formal rule has been there forcing women to wear the full veil. Muslim women in Morocco have only been wearing the hijab without covering their faces. However, the full veil has been followed by women in more conservative regions of the African country.

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