Global Quickies: Veil bans, the Queen’s Doctor Wants More Homeopathy, and Immoral Shishas

“Chadian police have said anyone wearing a full-face veil will be arrested, a day after a Boko Haram suicide bombing – carried out by an attacker disguised as a women wearing one – left 15 dead.”

“Cameroon has banned the wearing of full-face Islamic veil, including the burka, in the Far North region, following two suicide bomb attacks.”

AUSTRALIA (From Jack99)
The government of Victoria appoints its first gender and sexuality commissioner. She says she wants to work with rural communities and the corporate world to improve services and support for LGBTI people.

Across the Arab world it’s become increasingly common to see women socializing smoking shisha pipes, but men on Twitter think this is immodest and immoral.

Interesting inteview with Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiay and her work as Advisor on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment on the DRC.

The Queen’s physician has called for homeopathy to be prescribed alongside traditional medicines saying that NHS doctors need to get over their bias towards complimentary therapies.”

Antivaxxers want to sue anyone they can after their 16 year-old daughter got herself vaccinated without their consent.

GERMANY (From Mary)
Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn’t want discrimination against same-sex couples, but she believes marriage should only be between a man and woman and same-sex marriages are not a goal of her government.

A young couple have attempted to commit suicide in the grounds of the Taj Mahal, after their parents had refused to let them marry because of different religions.

Featured image: Women in veils. Author: me!


Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at

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  1. The BBC carefully avoids mentioning WHICH of the couples was Hindu and which was Muslim. Even leaving off their names, which turns out to be a tell.

    Muslim men are permitted to marry any woman with a pulse, such women become property of the Islamic Ummah. Muslim women are categorically forbidden to marry non-Muslims. They would represent a loss of breeding territory.

    This is not to minimize the absolutely shocking status of women in India and Pakistan above and beyond specific religious issues.

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