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Burka ban: protection or violation the civil liberties ?

HERAT, HERAT PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - JUNE 26: An Afghan woman in a burqa carries a child June 26, 2010 in downtown Herat, Afghanistan. Historic Herat, one of Afghanistan's largest cities, is bustling these days and is considered mostly safe by American and Italian troops tasked with securing the region, who have mostly seen attacks in rural areas of the province. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

The French National Assembly last week approved by a vote of 355 to 1 a measure which would ban women from wearing the burka and the niqab in public places.

France is home to an estimated 5 million Muslims, or 6 percent of the population. An estimated 2,000 French Muslims wear the niqab. The less-restricted hijab, or headscarf, was banned from public schools in 2004. > more.



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This entry was posted on July 18, 2010 by in bible, christian, christianity, church, Faith, god, Islam, Jesus, life, Muslim, Muslims, politics, Religion, theology and tagged , , , , , , , , .



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