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Suspicion of polygamy stokes France's veil debate
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) She was fined for driving a car with a veil covering all but her eyes. Now, her husband is suspected of polygamy. The situation appears to be a boon to President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is trying to rush through controversial legislation... Read More

French Muslims torn over potential veil ban
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) Muslims in the Arab world are incensed and Muslims in France are walking a delicate line after President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed for an all-out ban on full Islamic veils. "Ridiculous" and "misplaced," said a Muslim... Read More

French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
Posted on 11 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) French lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday asserting that face-covering Muslim veils are contrary to the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity on which France is founded. The non-binding resolution, passed... Read More

French parliament set to vote on veil ban
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) As France's parliament debates whether to ban burqa-like Muslim veils, one lawmaker compares them to muzzles, or "walking coffins." Another proclaims that women who wear them must be liberated, even against their will. Amid... Read More

Survey: Europeans back veil ban, Americans opposed
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) While most Americans oppose banning face-covering Islamic veils, most western Europeans questioned in a new global poll say the garments should be forbidden especially in France, where a ban may soon be a reality. Several European... Read More