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Islam in Algeria

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision.
 
The country has been split between moderate and more radical forms of Islam since it was plunged into years of civil war in 1992, when a military-backed government cancelled elections that an Islamist party was poised to win.
 
Most Algerian women do not wear the niqab, but the decision is likely to criticized by Algeria's Salafists minority.
 

French Football Coach Embraces Islam

Source : OnIslam / 28 Apr 2014

A former international French football player who currently coaches Algerian premier league’s Laghouat Club has embraced Islam, officially announcing his decision during last Friday prayer.

In a surprise move, François Bracci, who has built a track record Olympique de Marseille and Strasbourg, announced the shahada (declaration of faith) last Friday, Algerian daily information réflexiondz.net reported.

 

Algeria religious affairs minister's headscarf comments slammed

Source : World Bulletin / 14 Mar 2014

Women in Algeria have reacted angrily to comments made by the country's Religious Affairs Minister, Abu Abdullah Gulamullah, who implied that women should conform to workplace rules that forbid them from wearing the headscarf.

 
 

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