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Newsline 20 September 2013

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We are all at the mercy of the activists who are driving these veil confrontations

We are all at the mercy of the activists who are driving these veil confrontations

Opinion | Tue, 17 Sep 2013

Terry Sanderson argues we must tread carefully so that our liberal impulses are not exploited and misused by people who are far from liberal.

As the niqab controversy shows, not all women are feminists

As the niqab controversy shows, not all women are feminists

Opinion | Wed, 18 Sep 2013

Just because a woman chooses the niqab does not make the niqab ok – it remains a tool of subjugation and suppression, argues Anne Marie Waters.

Why “One of us”, the European anti-choice petition, should be monitored and tackled

Why “One of us”, the European anti-choice petition, should be monitored and tackled

Opinion | Tue, 17 Sep 2013

A statement on the "One of us" petition by Julie Pernet on behalf of the European Humanist Federation.

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NSS Speaks Out

The debate provoked by the recent controversies over Muslim women wearing face covering veils brought much publicity for the NSS. We were quoted in Scottish Herald Huffington Post York Press London24 Independent BBC, International Business Times Daily Express Guardian The Sun Daily Mirror Irish Independent The Times (subscription), Financial Times (subscription), Christian Science Monitor Times of Israel New Zealand Herald BBC Radio Tees and dozens of local and regional newspapers. Keith Porteous Wood was also quoted in The Times on the undesirability of forcing girls in Muslim schools to cover their faces as part of the school uniform (subscription) which was picked up by the London Evening Standard and on BBC Radio London 94.9.

Council member Anne Marie Waters was on Sky News and Channel 5 TV.

Terry Sanderson was on BBC Three Counties Radio and Lebanese television.

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