In Syria, Ban On Veil Raises Few Eyebrows

As a loud and controversial debate continues over wearing the Muslim face veil in Europe, Syria quietly imposed curbs on the niqab, the veil that exposes only the eyes: the secular-minded Syrian government has rejected extreme religious dress in the classroom, the first Arab government to weigh in so heavily on the face veil.

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