European bans of Muslim veil & the freedom of choice

  …proponents of bans on veils in Europe see them as a way to liberate women and protect women and girls from societal pressure to veil themselves. As alien as it may seem to some Europeans, veiling can be a choice, in the same way that other convictions or conduct that have been shaped by […]

Aussie Muslims Forced to Remove Face-veil

  Muslim women in Australia’s most populous state will have to remove their face-veils to have their signatures officially witnessed under new stricter identity check laws. Those who refuse would not have their document authenticated and could also face a fine of $220.