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McGill Expert: French MPs vote to ban Islamic full veil in public

Published: 13 Jul 2010

France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public.

Story: France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public. There were 335 votes for the bill and only one against in the 557-seat National Assembly. It must now be ratified by the Senate in September to become law. The ban has strong public support but critics point out that only a tiny minority of French Muslims wear the full veil.

McGill expert: McGill University Prof. Morton Weinfeld, Dept. of Sociology

Source: BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10611398.stm

 

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