Imperial College London has issued a ban on its staff and students wearing hijabs or hoodies in its buildings as part of an effort to improve campus security. I think the college got it wrong, they should lef the hijab, this way they can be able to tell the difference between the terrorists and the ‘normal’ people!! sigh
Meanwhile in a curious move, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says it supports Christian Coptic canidates for Parliament stating: “The Copts are our partners and enjoy as equal rights and duties as Muslims and have the right to run for parliamentary polls and ministerial and public posts.”
In Turkey a newspaper headline read “Case Closed”, refering to the courts upholding of the headscarf (and beards) ban in universities, “…because it could be considered necessary to protect the democratic and secular system in Turkey against extremist movements”. Women who cover their heads are also barred from public service and parliament in Turkey. Ironically, in a country that is 99.8% Muslim, it’s Prime Minister Erdogan has to send his two veiled daughters to study in the United States.
Rami Khouri asks “Can Jordan fight terror, democratically?”