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Boris Johnson to be probed for burqa comments: source

LONDON: Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be investigated for a possible breach of the Conservative Party’s code of conduct after making comments about Muslim women who wear burqas, a party source said on Thursday. The source said a number of complaints had been received and would be considered by an independent panel. A spokesman for the party declined to confirm the investigation. “The code of conduct process is strictly confidential,” he said in a statement. The source said a number of complaints had…

Spanish Muslim student wins fight to study with veil

While the issue has been a subject of debate in Spain, there is currently no law banning any kind of veil in public places -- not even the face-covering burka or niqab like in neighbouring France. The exclusion of Takwa Rejeb from class generated unease in a country where Muslims represent around four percent of the 46.5-million-strong population. "I am more than happy because the only thing I wanted was to exercise my right to study," said Rejeb, 23, born in the eastern city of Valencia from Tunisian parents. "I am not a…