Topic: The Headscarf Controversy

Beneath the scarves: Muslim women who cover their heads are not marionettes of their beliefs, says video artist Nilbar Gures. Four still images shown here are taken from her 2006 performance, "Soyunma/Undressing", in which she unravels one veil after the other while mumbling the names of the women in her family

Berlin′s Jewish Museum: ″Cherchez la femme″

Why do women hide their hair?

Headscarf-wearing schoolgirl (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Heyder)

Discrimination in schools

Better marks without a headscarf

Muslim doctor at work in a children′s hospital in Bonn (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Freedom of religion at work

Islam – a disruptive influence?

Woman in burkini on the beach at Fort Mahon, France (photo: picture-alliance/Photopgr/Le Parisien/Arnaud Dumontier)

France and the burkini ban

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Lawmakers beware!

Presidential candidate Sarkozy favours nationwide burkini ban

A law student facing restrictions regarding the wearing of her hijab during a clerkship appeals to the Augsburg Administrative Court (photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa)

Germany's headscarf ruling

What an imposition!

British Pakistani actress, playwright and comedian Ambreen Razia (photo: Shaheen Razzaq)

″The Diary of a Hounslow Girl″

Bursting the bubble

sister-hood logo (source: Facebook)

Sister-hood: magazine for Muslim women highlights diversity

Muslim fashion show in Kuala Lumpur (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Vatsyayana)

Fashion for Muslim women

Modesty a la mode

Three young women wearing headscarves walk through the city centre of Munich (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women and Islam

On Muslim women and the Islamic dress code

Teaching about Islam at a German primary school (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Islam and the West

What Islamisation?

"The Pipelighter" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Wikipedia)

The headscarf in the colonial period

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Remove your veils!

Fereshta Ludin, Berlin, 20 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Gerlach)

Interview with Fereshta Ludin

"The decision for or against the headscarf is wholly a matter for the woman herself"

A female student wearing a headscarf (photo: picture-alliance/Joker)

The headscarf ruling from Germany's Consitutional Court

Heated debate on all sides

Khola Maryam Hubsch (photo: private)

The perception of Islam as the enemy

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When fear creeps in

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