Various papers have been covering Canada’s niqab controversy after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that the niqab is rooted in “anti-women” culture, with some Muslim women responding, saying they choose to wear the niqab out of religious obligation.
- Germany’s Constitutional Court has lifted a ban on female Muslim teachers wearing headscarves.
- The Telegraph writes about hip-hop hijabis.
- In relation to Harper’s comments, Monia Mazigh writes about how the bodies of Muslim women are used to justify wars.
- Glen McGregor discusses misleading photos of “Muslim women in chains” posted by Canadian Defence Minister Jason Kenney.
- Sara Miller Llana at The Christian Science Monitor writes about Europe’s efforts to keep young Muslim women from joining Da’esh/ISIL.
- Amina Wadud has led a prayer in the “Inclusive Mosque” event at St John’s church, Waterloo in central London, in what is thought to have been the first time a full Islamic prayer service has been held within the Church of England – not without controversy.
- Former FBI mole Craig Monteilh claims he was encouraged to sleep with Muslim women for better intel.
- The Indian Express writes about the answer to “Love Jihad” – Muslim and Christian women becoming Hindu.
An Australian Muslim woman has spoken out about the trauma she is experiencing as the victim of an international hate campaign
- Al Monitor asks if you can be an Islamist and a feminist.
- Al Bawaba writer calls for people to separate between culture and Islam
- An article on why some Muslim women in the West are trying to pass as non-Muslims.
- The Financial talks about “Women in the Muslim world taking the fast track to change.
- A Muslim woman is suing for humiliation at French airport.
- Radhika Panjwani writes about Nadia Manzoor’s one-woman show Burq Off!