France’s Parliament Issues Report on the Veil Issue

Just yesterday a French Parliamentary Committee submitted a report that recommended a ban on face veils.  While the ban outlined by the comittee applies to public buildings, it is not the full ban that many in France are calling for.

The wearing of the full veil is a challenge to our republic. This is unacceptable. We must condemn this excess

The report also outlines consequences for not adhering to the recommendations, including offenders being stripped of their citizenship.  It is imporant to note though, that the ban would only apply to full face veils, which completely cover the face.  There is fear that any full bans would incite large scale violence among the Muslim population in France, and would make the nation a target for terrorists.  The debate is far from over though, as now actual law has been proposed and it may take months to work through the opposing ideas on the subject.

For the full story head over to the BBC.

One thought on “France’s Parliament Issues Report on the Veil Issue”

  1. Voici un article fascinant au sujet du voile:,%20veil&st=cse

    En classe, nous avons considéré un peu la différence entre la situation américaine et celle de la France. Ici, nous avons une population très diverses qui viennent de toutes cultures. Mais en France, il y a une séparation distincte entre les immigres et les citoyens. Donc, selon les français, l’assimilation prend une position plus importante. Cet article suit une tradition américaine, mais il ignore la particularité de la situation française. Je ne sais pas la résolution correcte, mais je sais que la décision se situe dans un contexte beaucoup plus complexe.

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