Posted by: becketfund | January 25, 2008

Italy: Senate Bill Seeks Protection of Muslim Headscarf

TORINO – A bill to protect the wearing of the hijab in Italy has been proposed by a senior Italian Senator in an effort to stave off right-wing support for legislation that would ban the Muslim headscarf, reported on January 25.  Religious dress, especially the Muslim headscarf, has received a great deal of attention in the wake of the 2004 French law banning “conspicuous” religious attire in schools.

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