Bosnian Muslim politician wages veiled fight against prejudice



Politicians across Europe are calling for a ban on the Islamic veil but Bosnian Muslim Indira Sinanovic is defying the trend as well as widespread prejudice in her own country, becoming the first fully-veiled woman here to run for public office.
Sinanovic, 37, wears the niqab - a garment that covers the hair and all the face apart from the eyes - and her aim if elected to the council in her central Bosnian hometown of Zavidovici is to battle prejudice and social exclusion.
Bosnia has no laws against the public wearing of the niqab and the burqa, clothes that have come to be associated with... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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