Italian MPs to consider ban on full Islamic dress for women

MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) – Italian lawmakers are set to consider a ban on the public wearing of Islamic burqas – clothing covering the entire face and body – by women, local media said.

Members of Italy’s second-largest Northern League party have drafted a bill amending the 1975 law that prohibits people from wearing clothing that makes their identification impossible.

Italian parliamentarians aim to extend the ban to garments “worn for reasons of religious affiliation.”

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– Source / Full Story: Italian MPs to consider ban on full Islamic dress for women, Ria Novosti (Russia), Oct. 7, 2009– Summarized by Religion News Blog

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