What Not to Wear: Outlawing the Face Veil

October 4, 2010

Author: Zehra Rizavi

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/altmuslimah/2010/10/what_not_to_wear_outlawing_the_face_veil.html

Two weeks ago the French Senate passed a piece of legislation 246 votes to one to outlaw the face veil worn by a small number of the country's Muslim women, with President Nicolas Sarkozy stating, in no uncertain terms, that the face veil is "not welcome" in France.