» 04/30/2010, 00.00
Islamic veil and fundamentalism are back in Bishkek
In a country that is 80 per cent Muslim, strict adherence to Islamic rules is making a comeback with women forced to wear hijab. However, in the workplace, many employers have banned the veil and this has created a controversy. Experts wonder how it will affect Kyrgyz society.
29/12/2017 09:28:00 IRAN
Tehran, no more arrests for violations of 'Islamic dress code'
Police in the capital announce educational courses instead of prison. The rigid dress code in force since Revolution, and remains valid outside the capital.
12/02/2018 09:41:00 IRAN
Rouhani proposes 'a year of unity' and opens to referendum
In celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Khomeinist revolution, the president exalts the unity of the country and the constitution. The revolution was victorious when the people were united. Conservatives must allow everyone to run for election. All Iranians of all religions are revolutionaries.
12/07/2017 13:26:00 TAJIKISTAN
Rahmon says no to veil and beard, calls for respect for Tajik tradition
Tajik president says that the veil and black dresses are not in line with the country’s culture, and the beard is not a sign of religiosity. Tajiks should "love God with their hearts" and not seek to show their "righteousness" through external attributes.
Kyrgyzstan: anti-Christian violence becomes persecution
Crowds of extremist Muslims attack and threaten Protestant pastors and demand that they shut down their churches. The authorities fail to intervene and instead ask Christians to be "less active". Parliament is examining a bill of law to limit missionary activities.
Two female Kuwaiti ministers risk "dismissal" for not wearing the veil
A parliamentary committee has decided that their attire, without the hijab, violates the constitution and the electoral law. The matter will now be submitted to a vote in parliament.
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