Between the influx of immigrants and refugees and the rise of populism, Europe is facing many potential conflicts between religious and secular life. In a verdict delivered earlier this week, “the European Court of Justice, the top authority on European Union law, said that a Belgian company was free to bar Muslim women from wearing headscarves at the office.”
+ Meanwhile, Nike has a new product for Muslim women: The Pro Hijab.
+ The plan for a girls council to empower women in Saudi Arabia sounded like a great idea. But once the event actually happened, observers noticed “there was one problem: When the Qassim Girls Council met over the weekend for the first time, pictures showed 13 men on stage — and not a single woman.” They were in another room, linked only by video, because of rules against unrelated men and women mixing.