Articles Tagged with Muslim

Dalai Lama Decrys Anti-Muslim Violence During Birthday Celebration

dalai lama celebrates 79th birthday

Tenzin Gyasto, the 14th Dalai Lama, celebrated his 79th birthday with an address in which he spoke out against violence targeting Muslim minorities in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The Dalai Lama spoke before tens of thousands of Buddhists, CNN reports. Hollywood actor Richard Gere was among the crowd there to hear the Buddhist leader speak… Read more »

Ban On Face Veils Is Upheld By European Court Of Human Rights

A woman wears a burqa and veil to cover her face in public.

France’s 2010 law banning burqas in public places has been upheld by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Advocates in France claimed the prohibition of face veils in public encourages citizens to “live together.” According to the Guardian, the law not only bans the wearing of face veils, but also balaclavas and hoods. Essentially,… Read more »