Top definition. Burqa unknown. Something that makes muslim women look like they're rocking a mobile tent.
Just last week, the lower house of the Belgian Parliament overwhelmingly passed a ban on face coverings. And next week, the French Assembly will most likely approve a resolution that my party, the Union for a Popular Movement, has introduced condemning such garments as against our republican principles, a step toward a similar ban. This criticism is unjust.
Recently I was asked by our global editor to track down a burqa for a music video we recently shot. But I did, eventually. As I scrolled through countless websites looking for hijabs, niqabs, khimars, abayas, jilbabs, and other religious-tinged garments, I began to notice that no one has anything positive to say about any of them.
Anne, an assumed name, a year old French woman who has been fined for wearing a niqab while driving, leaves after a news conference with her husband Lies Hebbadj in Nantes, western France, April 26, The government is expected to present legislation next week to outlaw face-covering veils on the grounds that they are demeaning to women, even though experts have warned that such a prohibition could violate religious freedom. The Council of State, which advises on the preparation of new laws and orders, earlier this year said introducing such a ban would threaten rights guaranteed under both the constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. The Paris daily Le Figaro reported on Friday the advisory body had again come to the same conclusion after a meeting with government officials on Wednesday.
Labour demanded that the Conservative chair, Brandon Lewis, refer the former foreign secretary for mandatory equalities training, amid renewed calls for the party to open an independent investigation into Islamophobia in the party. The party was also criticised by the Finsbury Park mosque imam, who was praised for his heroism during the terror attack last year. Johnson said he did not agree with a ban on the face veil, but compared Muslim women in burqas to bank robbers and rebellious teenagers.
Rihanna was ousted from an Abu Dhabi mosque for using the location as a backdrop for some photos that she posted to her Instagram. Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque during her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna opted for a "conservative" outfit — a form-fitting black jumpsuit and a hijab — in which to pose for photos. Authorities at the mosque said that Rihanna was in areas "typically off-limits to visitors and that her fashion-style shoot didn't support the 'status and sanctity of the mosque.
Bikini or burqa — who decides? True, we were born naked. But we were also born without any teeth — so break them all.
All of a sudden, you see a protest march, with women in full-body burqas and men carrying black flags with Arabic script. People are chanting that your country and your police should "go to hell. You confront some of the people because you are so incredulous that this is happening in your own country.
Morrocan artist Majida Khattari has been working for some time on the theme of the veil worn by some Muslim women. Khattari uses her artistic perspective to take a refreshing, provocative look at why this piece of cloth fuels so much passion in this country. Born and raised in Morocco, but currently living in France, she is petite, with large, deep, black eyes and soft-spoken.
Calling themselves the "Niqabitches," the veiled ladies can be seen strutting past prime ministerial offices and various government ministries with a black veil leaving only their eyes visible, but with their long legs naked bar black high heels. Bemused passers-by can be seen gawping at the pair or asking to take photographs in the clip. At one stage in the film, the two women approach the entrance to the ministry of immigration and national identity, only to be told by a policeman to go elsewhere.