Burqa

Burqa-bashing

In the 1970s there was Paki-bashing; it has a new variant today! The last time the Veil issue was in the headlines was after Jack Straw’s article in the Lancashire Telegraph in October 2006 demanding Muslim women visiting his MP surgery to remove their niqab or face veil.  In the aftermath,  a support teacher in Dewsbury, Aisha Azmi was…

Headscarf encounters

  Salaam’s new blogger Ms Anona starts her account PART 1 Since the age of about 21 I’ve been feeling a slight underlying pressure to get married. It’s not so much that any of my family has ever forced marriage in my face…well not till recently! But more the fact that as a young Asian…