Burqas Banned … So Much for Freedom of Religion

It looks like efforts to ban the wearing of veils have finally succeeded in France:

The French senate approved Tuesday a law banning any veils that cover the face — including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women — making France the first European country to plan such a measure. The law passed by a vote of 246 to 1, with about 100 abstentions coming essentially from left-leaning politicians. The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament in July and will go into effect next spring.

I blogged on this issue a while back here.

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