Officials Rule France Burqa Ban Legal

CNN, October 7, 2010

France’s plan to ban the burqa and other Islamic face coverings in public places is legal, top constitutional authorities in France ruled Thursday, clearing the final hurdle before the ban becomes law.

In September the French senate approved the law–making France the first European country to nationally impose such a measure. {snip}

French people back the ban by a margin of more than four to one, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found in a survey earlier this year.

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