A bill proposing a ban on circumcision is currently before the Icelandic parliament.
This evening marks Iceland’s first interfaith peace congress held by Ahmadiyya Muslims. Such meetings are held regularly in countries with active Ahmadiyya communities, but this will be the first time in Iceland.
Jóna Hlíf Halldórsdóttir, director of the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, is calling on Christoph Büchel to sue the Venice city authorities for their decision to shut down the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Muslim women in Iceland need confirmation or justification from one of the two Islamic associations in order to be allowed to wear a hijab, or head scarf, in their passport photo.
The art installation called The Mosque, by Christoph Büchel, which is a lifelike replica of the inside of a mosque currently open in an old Venetian church as Iceland’s entry to the Venice Biennale, is still causing controversy and could be shut down within a week.