Posted by: becketfund | April 21, 2010

France: President To Submit Proposal for Ban of Islamic Veil

PARIS – President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered legislation that would ban women from wearing Islamic veils that fully cover the face and body in public spaces, the government announced on April 21, the AP reported on April 21.  France’s highest administrative body however, has questioned whether such a ban would be constitutional.  The issue has become a flashpoint of debate on national identity, the rights of religious groups in France’s secular society and integration of France’s immigrant populations.


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