Spain Parliament Rejects Burqa Ban- For Now

July 20, 2010

Author: Ciaran Giles and Jorge Sainz

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

Spain's Parliament on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban women from wearing in public places Islamic veils that reveal only the eyes.

However, the Socialist government has said it favors including a ban on people wearing burqas in government buildings in an upcoming bill on religious issues to be debated after parliament's summer vacation break.