Jul 17 2010
More than 2/3 of Britons think it should be, even some Muslims do. Too bad most liberal politicians there do not. Barack Obama, a Muslim man, thinks burqas are a good thing and said as much in his speech in Cairo last year.
The French cabinet approved a draft law to ban the Muslim full-face veil from public spaces on Wednesday, opening the way for the text to go before parliament in July.
Demands to ban the burqa in Britain were growing last night after France voted to outlaw the wearing of Islamic full-face veils in public. The Government was urged to follow Paris’s example and stand up against the face and body coverings which have been condemned for creating a divided Britain.
In France, where the burkha has been described as a “walking coffin”, the new law means women will be fined or jailed for hiding their faces in public. And men who force their wives to wear a full Islamic veil will face tougher fines and up to a year behind bars.
Spain and the Netherlands are considering similar legislation and there are calls for Britain to follow suit as the veils become an increasingly common sight on our streets.
Tory MP Philip Hollobone, who has launched a Private Member’s Bill to ban “facial coverings”, said: “It is unnatural for someone to cover their face and it not a religious requirement. UK EXPRESS
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