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Debating the Niqab

Khola Hasan
Last month I participated in a Channel 4 News debate on the niqab. The debate itself was quite nondescript. It was the behaviour of the niqabi ladies who mobbed me afterwards that told the real story. Yasmin Alibhai Brown mentioned that ...

Full-face Veils aren't Barbaric - But Our Response Can Be

Maleiha Malik
Should Britain follow France and Belgium in a general ban on wearing the full-face veil in public? Using threats and coercion to force a Muslim woman to adopt a full-face veil is already a criminal offence in the UK, and our schools, ...