July 21, 2010 In Syria, Debates on the Niqab
Seeking to follow the example of several European countries, Syria has been a forum for recent debates centered around the issues of whether or not to ban the niqab. News agencies around the Middle East have picked up on this on-going debate, including the Jordan Times and Al-Watan. So far, reports Al-Watan, the Syrian government has turned down the resolution seeking to ban the veil in public spaces. However, the Jordan Times notes that activists have been successful in instituting a ban on the niqab in both public and private universities in the country.