Although the proposal "Yes to a ban on full facial coverings" does not mention the burqa or the niqab — there is no doubt what the debate concerns amid a campaign by some of the country's politicians to assign labels for Islam and its followers.
French sports brand Decathlon has decided not to sell its hijab sportswear in France. Why are the French so threatened a piece of clothing?
Some Saudi women have welcomed a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown which was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in Saudi Arabia.
These two European countries have seen a spike in incidents of Islamic discrimination against women who wear the Islamic headscarf (hijab) and Islamic veil (niqab).
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