Tuesday, September 14, 2010

French Senate votes to ban Islamic full veil in public

Awesome , but where is the Outrage ?

Maybe the Muslims just don't understand the issue yet .

France's Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public.

The proposed measure was already backed by the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, in July.

The ban will come into force in six months' time if it is not overturned by constitutional judges.

The ban has strong public support, but critics point out that only a tiny minority of French Muslims wear the full veil.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has backed the ban as part of a wider debate on French identity but opponents say the government is pandering to far-right voters.

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 246 to 1 in favour of the bill.

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