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...
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...
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...
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.
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.