Tuesday, January 26, 2010
France MPs' report backs Muslim face veil ban
"The wearing of the full veil is a challenge to our republic. This is unacceptable. We must condemn this excess," the report said.
The commission called on parliament to adopt a formal resolution stating that the face veil was "contrary to the values of the republic" and proclaiming that "all of France is saying 'no' to the full veil".
Presenting the report to the French National Assembly, speaker Bernard Accoyer said the face veil had too many negative connotations.
Looks like France is making a stand on the veil. I wonder if this would work in our country or is it a matter of freedom vs religion?
I think the war on terrorism and the attacks on the United States could make a good argument for banning the veil at least in certain jobs and in picture IDs and maybe even airport security.