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France starts ban on full-face veilCountry/Region: Europe, France
Anyone in France wearing the Muslim niqab or burqa in public could now face a fine or lessons in French citizenship following Europe's first-ever ban on full-face veils and other face coverings in public.
The French government has provided guidelines instructing police on how to apply the ban, which prohibit them from asking women to remove their veil in the street. The ban has been criticised by some Muslims. Other Muslim leaders have said they support neither the veil nor the law banning it.
Halal award boosts New Zealand meat industry
The New Zealand meat industry is expected to grow significantly after the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry in New Zealand won the award for best service provider at the World Halal Forum in Malaysia last week.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #18
Staffordshire schools ban Gideon Bibles;
Britain is no longer a free society – Bishop Nazir-Ali;
Other news in brief;
Staffordshire schools ban Gideon Bibles
Two schools in England have banned Christians from handing out Bibles.
Britain is no longer a free society – Bishop Nazir-Ali
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has warned that Britain is no longer a free society where conscience is respected.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #17
Britain’s best-loved chocolate and cereals go halal;
Dawa Campaign launched for Olympic Games;
UK halal trade seeks £1 billion export business;