Various (HUM415)

On Wednesday I mentioned a documentary available through the SFSU library website (Films on Demand) called Young, Muslim and French: Stories of Assimilation and Defiance (2004). The situation has developed a bit since it was first produced, but this documentary addresses some of the main questions of the veil in relation to European secularism.

Also, a short article from the Guardian. Beginning April 11, women will not be allowed to wear the niqab in public in France.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/03/niqab-ban-france-muslim-veil

Finally, a short documentary from Al Jazeera on Sudan, its history and the recent referendum on the secession of the South from the North:

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