WATCH: Saudi cleric says 'veil not required,' brings wife on to show

Monday, 15 December 2014

A Saudi cleric caused massive controversy this week when he said on a prominent television program ......

DON’T wear the veil, Saudi cleric reiterates on TV

Monday, 15 December 2014

A Saudi cleric caused massive controversy this week when he said on a prominent television program ......

Top British judge says Muslim women should remove veils in court

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Muslim women should be made to remove their veils when giving evidence in court, Britain’s top ......

KKK outfit worn in anti-niqab Australia protest

Monday, 27 October 2014

A man dressed in the same attire worn by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a U.S. white supremacy group, ......

In U-turn, Australia drops niqab segregation plan

Monday, 20 October 2014

A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public ......

Face veil claimed to give Saudi women skin to die for

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A local‎ Saudi daily has quoted a dermatologist as claiming that women in the kingdom sport the ......

British school bans student over niqab

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A top British state school has reportedly banned a 16-year-old student from attending classes ......

Tunisians debate niqab-wearing election nominee

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The recent announcement that a niqab-wearing woman is to run in Tunisia’s upcoming legislative ......

Muslim groups slam new call for UK burka ban

Friday, 18 July 2014

Muslim groups across the UK have hit out against a campaign to ban burkas, saying the ......

Poker Face no more: Lady Gaga dons the veil

Sunday, 06 April 2014

Pop star Lady Gaga, famous for her other-worldly outfits - including a dress made out of meat and a ......

Egypt’s new First Lady? Introducing Mrs. Sisi

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The wife of Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially appeared in public ......

Tunisia’s mufti supports possible face-veil ban

Monday, 17 February 2014

Sheikh Hamda Saeed, Tunisia’s mufti, has declared his support of banning the face-covering ......

Defiant Muslim woman on trial in Britain refuses to remove niqab

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

A Muslim woman accused of intimidating a security guard at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London ......

Hijab, niqab, burka, scarf: Are Muslim women really taking their picks?

Friday, 17 January 2014

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What’s in a niqab?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dr H.A. Hellyer is Senior nonresident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council in DC, and Associate Fellow in International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London. Before joining the Council, he was appointed nonresident Fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in DC, and Research Associate at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. During his tenure at the University of Warwick (UK) as Fellow & then Senior Research Fellow, Dr Hellyer was appointed as Deputy Convenor of the UK Government's Taskforce for the 2005 London bombings, and served as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's (FCO) first ESRC Fellow as part of the "Islam & Counter-Terrorism" teams with FCO security clearance, as a non-civil servant.

A British analyst, author and commentator on Arab affairs, Muslim-Western communities, Islamism, and European security policies, Dr Hellyer previously served as the first Arab world-based Senior Practice Consultant at the Gallup Organization, where he analyzed public opinion data in a variety of countries in the Arab world and the West. Some of his more recent publications include "Muslims of Europe: the Other Europeans" for Edinburgh University Press, "Engagement with the Muslim Community and Counter-Terrorism: British Lessons for the West" for the Brookings Institution Press, and "The Chance for Change in the Arab World: Egypt¹s Uprising" for Chatham House's Journal of International Affairs. His next book, which will be on the aftermath of the Egyptian revolutionary uprising of 2011, is due to be published in 2016.