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Burqah, chador, haik…

May 6th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Supporters and enemies of the burqa are opposed on everything except one essential point – they all agree that it might be a canonical obligation. The former, as true believers, legalists or fully fledged fundamentalist activists, view it as an expression of faith that ennobles and frees the female believer from the male leer. For the latter, as staunch feminists and, sometimes, indubitable Islam haters, it flags Islamic obscurantism.

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Famile Arslan

President and Founder, Arslan Lawyers

February 12th, 2010, Civil Society, English, Euro-Med, Europe, French, Government, Law, Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Religion, The Hague, The Netherlands, Women's Rights

Famile Arslan

Famile Arslan works as lawyer in The Hague for her own law firm called Arslan Lawyers. Her work is in the field of family law, immigration law, housing and labour and social insurance cases as penalty cases. She is the first lawyer in the Netherlands who wears a hijab.

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