Salazar, A. M., & Gardner, S. (2018, September 17). Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/09/17/most-western-europeans-favor-at-least-some-restrictions-on-muslim-womens-religious-clothing/
A survey conducted in 15 European countries by the Pew Research Center reveals that most non-Muslim Western European adults favour some restrictions regarding Muslim religious clothing, specifically regarding the burqa and niqab. That is, although many Europeans accept religious minorities, such as Muslims, many individuals still favour banning religious face coverings. The article also highlights the various anti-veiling laws in European countries such as Denmark and France. Proponents of anti-veiling laws indicate public safety while opponents of the veiling bans note that the laws target Muslim women.
The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.
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