Tags: Islam

Norway set to allow police and judges to wear headscarves and hijabs

Norway set to allow police and judges to wear headscarves and hijabs

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012

A Norwegian government-appointed committee is set to make recommendations that will allow police and judges to wear clothing and personal effects with religious overtones, including the Muslim hijab. Read More »

Swedish teachers given permission to ban niqabs in classroom

Swedish teachers given permission to ban niqabs in classroom

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

Teachers in Swedish schools have been given permission to ban students from wearing Islamic veils that cover their faces, in certain situations. But there can be no general ban on headcoverings such as the hijab or scarves. Read More »

Mosques out of step with needs of young Muslims, says prison advisor

Mosques out of step with needs of young Muslims, says prison advisor

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2012

Young Muslim men are turning away from religion in their droves because of the old-fashioned attitudes in Britain's mosques, according to the Prison Service's Muslim advisor. Read More »

Self-regulation of madrassas would be a disaster for children

Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011

On Tuesday, 18 October 2011, Radio 4's File on 4 broadcast an investigation into the physical and sexual abuse of children in madrassas (mosque schools), gathered from around 200 local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales. Read More »