Posted by: becketfund | January 26, 2010

France: Parliament Panel Recommends Restrictions on Muslim Veil

PARIS – A parliamentary panel announced on January 26 its recommendation that the Muslim veil be banned from public facilities, including hospitals and mass transit, and a leading panel member said he foresees such an interdiction by the end of 2010, the AP reported on January 26.  In the panel’s report, there was also the recommendation to refuse residences cards and citizenship to anyone with visible signs of “radical religious practice.”  The panel did not call for an outright ban of the religious garb, a move that would have run the risk of being deemed unconstitutional.

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