Posted by: becketfund | June 22, 2009

France: President Supports Ban on Wearing of Burqa

PARIS – President Nicolas Sarkozy announced on June 22 that he supported a parliamentary commission’s work to ban the wearing of the burqa by Muslim women, Reuters reported on June 22.  During two parliamentary sessions held in Versailles, Sarkozy said: “The issue of the burqa is not a religious issue, it is a question of freedom and of women’s dignity.”

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