France banning face veils

Friday 8 January 2010, 2.56am HKT

Women in France will be fined “more than £700” (US$1,115) if they wear Islamic veils in public under new anti-extremism laws being drafted by the ruling UMP Party.

Read the full story here:

Meanwhile, back in the United Kingdom, a British Muslim woman wants the burkha (as well as the hijab) banned from British streets because she believes it is “a tool of oppression.”

Read the second full story here:

(Readers: Please read the two stories BEFORE firing off comments here. Thanks.)

(via email, 08 Jan 2010)

One Response to “France banning face veils”

  1. annakeye said

    I am in favour of the ban, if one is not allowed to travel on the underground in a balaclava, why should one be allowed to travel in a veil?


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