France plans law to ‘liberate’ women from full-face veil

The French Government will push for a law banning the full-face Islamic veil in order to defend France from “extremists”, the ruling party’s parliamentary leader has said: “The issue is not how many women wear the burqa,” Mr Cope wrote in Le Figaro,”There are principles at stake: extremists are putting the republic to the test by promoting a practice that they know is contrary to the basic principles of our country.”

via:[http://www.smh.com.au/world/france-plans-law-to-liberate-women-from-fullface-veil-20091217-l02b.html]

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