Sarkozy Orders Legislation Banning Veils

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

France's President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has ordered legislation banning women from wearing veils in public places that cover their faces and bodies.

The Associated Press reports that Sarkozy has said repeatedly that veils oppress women and that they are not welcome in France. The veils, he has said, "do not pose a problem in a religious sense, but threaten the dignity of women," according to The AP.

Removing the burqa, niqab and the chador from public spaces has been on French legislators' agenda for months. Muslim head scarves were banned from classrooms in 2004.


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bob from clearwater Fl.

Well of course! Can you just imagine the security nightmare to do otherwise. Anyone who wanted to hide from a security camera or a drivers license photo would don a veil.

Nov. 01 2010 04:14 PM

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