Posted by: becketfund | July 6, 2010

France: Parliament Debates Islamic veil

PARIS – The parliament is debating a bill that would ban the wearing of full Islamic veils in public, the BBC reported on July 6.  The bill envisages fines of 150 Euros (£119) for women who break the law and 30,000 Euros and a year jail term for men who force their wives to wear the burka.  A vote on the proposed legislation will be taken next week before a full vote in the senate in September.

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