Day: December 19, 2020

Police Investigates 'Hate-Motivated' Attack in Edmonton
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Women Bear the Brunt of Islamophobia: Police Investigates ‘Hate-Motivated’ Attack in Edmonton

There has been a troubling rise in Islamophobia and racism in the city. “They’re being targeted by their identity, what they show,” Suri said. “These are hijab-wearing women whose identity is very visible, and what is happening is happening out of hate.”

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Austria Constitutional Court Overturned a Discriminatory Legislation
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Hijab Ban: Austria Constitutional Court Overturned a Discriminatory Legislation

The legislation did not specify that the ban referred to headscarves. Instead, it forbade the wearing of “religious clothing that is associated with a covering of the head”. The Austrian court thus found that this legislation was clearly aimed at Muslim headscarves, contravening the principle of equality in relation to freedom of religion, belief and conscience.”

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