Media Representations of Muslim Women Wearing the Burka

Criticism and Implications
  • May Al-Fartousi
  • Dolana Mogadime
Part of the Critical Issues in The Future of Learning and Teaching book series (CIFL)


This chapter provides a critical analysis of 30 local and international online newspaper articles and focuses on the common language used in the latter sources to represent certain Muslim women living in the West. More specifically, the paper outlines a debate corresponding to media representations of the Muslim Association of Canada’s request to ban the burqa (transliterated henceforth as burka).


Medium Representation Hate Crime Muslim Woman Religious Identity Media Discourse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • May Al-Fartousi
    • 1
  • Dolana Mogadime
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBrock UniversityOntarioCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationBrock UniversityOntarioCanada

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