Posted by: becketfund | May 11, 2010

France: Parliament Votes to Condemn Full Islamic Face Veil

PARIS – Parliament has voted to condemn the full Islamic face veil, calling it “an affront to the nation’s values of dignity and equality,” the BBC reported on May 11.  The non-binding resolution was passed unanimously, though 30 communist deputies walked out in protest.  The resolution puts France on course to become the second European country after Belgium to declare the wearing of such veils illegal in public places.  Legislation to ban the full-face veil is expected later this year.


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