December 14, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 14, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lisa Valentine, who was arrested in December 2008 for not removing her headscarf (hijab) in court. She refused to remove the headscarf upon entering an Atlanta courtroom, and Judge Keith Rollins ...[read more]
July 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 7, 2006, a court in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg struck down a ban on the wearing of headscarves by female Muslim teachers. The case originated when Baden-Wuerttemberg passed a law in 2004 forbidding "outward expressions that undermine the neutrality of the government or peace ...[read more]
June 23, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Dutch politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of all charges on Thursday, the court finding his anti-Islam statements were not hate speech or discriminatory. Wilders has made several "anti-Islam" comments as a political official, including: several comments similar to "I don't hate Muslims, I hate ...[read more]
May 16, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 16, 2005, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting women the right to both run for and vote in parliamentary elections. Less than one month later, two women were appointed to Kuwait's municipal office the first women to be appointed to public office in the country's history... ...[read more]
March 16, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated a lawsuit on Tuesday, allowing a Muslim woman to sue several government parties for forcing her to remove her religious headscarf while detained in a holding cell. Souhair Khatib argued that being forced to remove her hijab was a violation ...[read more]
December 15, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLUGA) filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of a Muslim woman who was arrested for refusing to remove her headscarf, or hijab, in court. Lisa Valentine was arrested in December 2008 and ordered to serve 10 days in jail for contempt of court after she ...[read more]
December 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 4, 2008, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously ruled that there was no human rights violation when a French school expelled two students for refusing to remove their hijab, a religious head covering worn by Muslim women. Two French nationals were expelled from school in ...[read more]
July 19, 2010
by Ann Riley
Syrian Minister of Education Ghiath Barakat issued a directive Sunday forbidding students and teachers at universities from wearing the niqab. The ban applies to both public and private universities, but only affects full-face veils and not hijab headscarves that are more commonly worn in the ...[read more]
May 4, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that a Muslim woman's religious rights were not violated by police officers when she was forced to remove her religious headscarf while being detained in a holding cell. Souhair Khatib had argued that being forced to remove her hijab was... ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against a Michigan judge who ordered a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf in court. The suit was filed in August by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on behalf of Raneen ...[read more]

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