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For the third time in one week, two women wearing the niqāb assaulted a 30-year-old woman of the name Nārīmān Samuel by severely beating her, cutting her hair by force and threw her out of the metro’s women-only car. [Mamdūh Hasan and Ahmad Sa’d, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original...
Egyptian MP Ghāda ʿAjamī and member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed her support to Algeria’s decision to ban the full-face veils at work, describing it “a brave decision”.
The municipality of Queensland, Australia, rejected the legal note drafted by Member of Parliament Nicklin Peter, that called to ban niqāb (face veil). 
The Coptic Catholic Church's Holy Synod, upon the wish of Cardinal Antonius Najīb, convened an extraordinary session on Wednesday (February 8) to discuss appointment of another head of the patriarchate due to health reasons for Archbishop Antonius. After the meeting, the Holy Synod issued an...
On the other hand, the Būlāq Abū al-'Ilā Court of Misdemeanor on Saturday (February 11) set the March 3 session to give a ruling on the case of disdaining religion in which Coptic tycoon Najīb Sawirus. Lawyers for the plaintiffs claimed the sum of LE100,001 in compensations from Sawirus and said...
In the Netherlands, the Council of State, or Raad van State in Dutch, the highest legal advisory body in the country, rejected a draft law banning the niqāb [Muslim female head-to-toe cover dress code] the government, which is in alliance with the ultra-rightist Geert Wilders, was planning to see...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that wearing the niqāb is left for women to decide, as such falls under personal freedom, and comes within the framework of the permissible [in Islam], explaining that “if the employer asks a female employee no to wear the veil at work, she should...
The Egyptian writer, Farīda al-Shūbāshī [Farida El-Shobashy], said that some Egyptian women need to reclaim their humanity, pointing out that are some women who gave up their humanity; they accepted themselves as shameful and gave up their rights by wearing the Niqāb
  Her features embody the story of a genuine Egyptian woman who lived an unconventional life; her looks were mixed with kindness towards her people she fought for, and challenging towards the Occupation Forces she resisted. Her enlightened mind tells the story of a faithful wife who believed in her...
"I will adjourn the session, in case anyone breaks the legal, ethical, and fundamental rules of this Parliament": these were the words uttered by Dr. Āmna Nossair, whose thrusting personality had made her most probably best qualified to be the first woman to preside the Egyptian Parliament in its...

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