Panel to favor partial ban on full veil in France

PARIS — A parliamentary panel will recommend on Tuesday that France ban face-covering Muslim veils in public locations such as hospitals and schools, but not in private buildings or on the street, the group’s president said.

The decision appeared to indicate that the 32-member, multiparty panel had heeded warnings that a full ban of the all-encompassing veils would be unfair, possibly unconstitutional, and could even cause trouble in a country where Islam is the second largest religion.
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A 2004 law already bans Muslim headscarves in classrooms.
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– Source / Full Story: Panel to favor partial ban on full veil in France, Elaine Ganley, Assosiated Press via the Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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