» 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.
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.
Islamic Veil: Muslims and Christians in favor of the French prohibition
Turkey in veil controversy
The controversy was sparked by the refusal of the President to invite veiled women to his reception for the anniversary of the foundation of the Republic.
Palestinian Christians fear their country might become an Islamic state
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