headscarf

  1. bickern

    First time in England, a judge with a headscarf

    For the first time in England, a judge with a headscarf was appointed. Raffia Arshad, 40, was appointed as Midlands district judge last week after her 17-year legal career. Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Raffia Arshad said, “I know this is not about me, thise is definitely an issue that...
  2. teosgirl

    Headscarf Ban

    This is a tough one, as I do respect a womans right to wear a headscarf, but also the right of an employer to choose the uniform for employees. I have a uniform for work and there are things I can and cannot wear. I don't think religious freedom should trump every other type of free expression...
  3. Spurs

    Headscarf

    They seem to be hitting the news everywhere. Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf - BBC News
  4. shirleyanntr

    headscarf debate started up again

    the headscarf debate never really did go away in the public arena but it seems to me that the issue is being pursued more vigorously by many conservative parents whofeel it is their right to cover a girl at any age ...and indeed i have recently seen some infants in alanya wearing the hijab. it...
  5. teosgirl

    Freedom for headscarf wearers, but not for TV presenters

    Today Mr Celik admitted his comments, claiming it's his fundamental freedom of rights to comment on anything in the public sphere. Shame the same freedoms are not granted to everyone, the PM sues every man and his dog for voicing personal opinions. LOCAL - Turkish TV presenter fired over...
  6. teosgirl

    headscarf issue political survey finds

    Headscarf debate is nonexistent in Turkish social life, survey finds - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review I agree that the headscarf has been used for political gains (on both sides) and that it isn't necessarily an issue in everyday life, but a few comments and findings regarding this...
  7. lilacdiana

    Lifting of headscarf ban

    Reading on the BBC web site this week there was a story about the Turkish parliament lifting the ban on women wearing the headscarf in universitys. It also said that there would be large protests against it this weekend. No reporting if there was or not so wonder if any of you out there heard...
  8. shirleyanntr

    headscarf row continues to be divisive

    The row over headscarves has been brought to the fore once again..this report is taken from Eurasia Daily Monitor. Mr. Erdoğan seems to have put his foot in his mouth ERDOGAN INADVERTENTLY REIGNITES HEADSCARF DEBATE By Gareth Jenkins Wednesday, January 16, 2008 An off-the-cuff response by...
  9. merlin

    Turkish headscarf ban upheld....

    SBS Australia The European Court of Human Rights has thrown out an appeal by a Muslim woman student contesting a Turkish university’s ban on wearing headscarves. Leyla Sahin, 32, claimed she was excluded from attending Istanbul University to undertake medical studies in 1998 because she...
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