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Terrorist threats in France
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Terrorist threats in France

With France’s recent public ban on the burka, the female Muslim attire that covers the face and body, fear of extremist action in France is growing. al-Qaeda threatened France with revenge if the burka was prohibited and numerous bomb threats have followed the ban. France’s intelligence agency discovered one woman’s […]

Peaceful protestors arrested in Zimbabwe
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Peaceful protestors arrested in Zimbabwe

83 activists were detained during a protest in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, on Monday, 20 September. The two groups, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA), organized around parliament to confront issues with policing and community safety. Protestors offered Zimbabwean police a list of demands to […]

Behind the veil
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Behind the veil

  The term ‘hijab’ comes from the Arabic root ‘hayaba’ which encompasses several meanings, all revolving around the idea of ‘hiding’ ‘obscuring vision’ or ‘separating’. In the Arabic language, the use of the same root leads to words such as ‘curtain’ and ‘screen’.   Daniel Fernandez García   A first […]

The Difficult Task of Entering Israel
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The Difficult Task of Entering Israel

On June 2010, Israeli authorities denied access to Occupied Palestine territories to the writer, philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky, who was due to give a lecture at the University of Birzeit in Ramallah. Daniel Fernández García The news made headlines worldwide and for the first time, the public asked  how […]