Swiss back vote to ban niqab

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Voters in Switzerland have narrowly backed a proposal to ban full facial coverings in public places despite the presence of hardly any niqabis in the...

Switzerland to hold referendum on face veil ban

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Switzerland will hold a referendum on March 7 on whether to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy,...

“Halal” butcher in Switzerland sold pork to Muslims for three years

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A "halal" butcher has been taken to court after selling pork to Muslim customers for over three years. According to Morocco World News, the Swiss...

IKEA defends Muslim employee who was abused by customer

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The Swedish furniture and decoration company IKEA has defended a Muslim employee after she was abused online by a customer. The customer in Aubonne, Switzerland,...

Swiss politician calls for hijab ban on passport photos

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A right-wing politician has called for the hijab to be banned from passport photos in Switzerland. Walter Wobmann, who called for the hijab ban was...

Swiss likely to ban niqab in upcoming referendum

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Opinion polls suggest a narrow majority of Swiss will back a face veil ban in a referendum on Sunday. A poll by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation...

Niqab ban enforced in Swiss canton with fines up to £8,000

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A new ban on the niqab has been enforced in a Swiss town with two Muslims already being fined for breaching it. A Swiss woman,...

Switzerland rejects citizenship of two Muslim girls for refusing to swim with boys

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The Swiss government has denied citizenship to two Muslim girls for refusing to take part in swimming lessons with boys at school. The 12 and 14-year-old girls will...

Muslim man fined £170 in Switzerland for saying “Allahu Akbar” in public

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A Muslim man was fined £170 in Switzerland for saying “Allahu Akbar" in public when he saw his friend, local newspaper Schaffhauser Nachrichten reported.  Orhan E, 22,...

UN: Institutional Islamophobia has reached epidemic proportions

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Institutional suspicion and fear of Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim has escalated to epidemic proportions, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on Thursday. Addressing...
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