Two lawsuits filed in California on Monday claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls said extreme forms of Islam were winning the propaganda war for hearts and minds.
Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs has commented the ban on wearing hijabs at schools.
Voters in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region Sunday slapped a ban on wearing full-face veils, a move condemned by the country's Muslim community and Amnesty International.
Bakytkozha Ismukhambetov, Akim (Governor) of Atyrau Oblast in Western Kazakhstan, went all emotional about women dressed in black hijabs at the recent meeting of the Public Youth Council.
Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.
The Spiritual Management of Muslims of Kazakhstan spoke about Muslim women' rights to wear hijabs and compliance with the country's laws.
A 16-year-old girl is thought to have become the first person to speak from the House of Commons despatch box in the British parliament while wearing a hijab.
According to him, young people wouldn’t turn to wearing hijabs out of their own choice.
Senior imam of Khazret-Sultan mosque Kairat Zholdybaiuly opposes sales of dolls in Arab-style hijabs in Kazakhstan.
The number of young women wearing hijabs went down from 3.7 thousand to 700.
Kazakhs have beautiful national clothes, but it is not hijab. We should wear Afghanistan's national clothes: Supreme Mufti.
According to him, this issue should not be raised in the legislation.
In my view, it is important for parents and students to know the threat imposed by non-traditional Islam: deputy head of Education Department.
A discussion between Majilis deputy and Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion during presentation of the draft law "On religious activities and religious institutions".
According to them, popularization of Muslim symbolism in terms of clothes is not in line with the modern culture and can lead to rifts within Islam.
The country should not ban wearing hijabs. We will not take any measures to forbid their wearing. It is wrong to forcedly ban them: Karim Massimov.
Allowing Kazakh women to wear a hijab, to some extent we are losing our national identity, Lama Sharif Kairat Kayirbekuly believes.