Posted by: becketfund | July 25, 2010

Saudi Arabia: Clerics Exempt Women from Wearing Veils in France

RIYADH – Two Saudi clerics, Islamic jurisprudence scholar Mohamed al-Nujaimi and cleric Ayed al-Garni, have declared Muslim women exempt from wearing full veils in France, but added they should avoid visiting as tourists, Reuters reported on July 25.  The comments by the two clerics come two weeks after French lawmakers passed a bill under which women could be fined for appearing in public with the all-covering burqa or the niqab, which leaves the eyes exposed.

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