veil ban

The UK Coalition government continues its crusade against the veil and Muslim Women's freedoms

Following my on the subject, it can be seen that the UK coalition government is focussing on the (non-existant) issue of the face veil, testing out waters over what they can get away with.

Today, the - He publicly stated that "it should be up to the" GMC etc to decide if veils should be worn in hospitals etc.

Syria bans face veils at universities

Female students wearing a full face veil will be barred from Syrian university campuses, the country's minister of higher education has said.

Ghiyath Barakat was reported to have said that the practice ran counter to the academic values and traditions of Syrian universities.

His ruling, published on the All4Syria website, was said to be in response to requests from students and parents.

The issue of full face veils has caused controversy in other countries.

Kinda al-Shammat, a law professor and women's rights activist in Damascus, welcomed the decision and said it was in line with the Syrian belief in moderation.

Am I the only one that has noticed this but are there a lot of MEN against women wearing the veil?

Just an observation that I want to put out there to see if its just me...

But is it mostly men who are offended at women wearing the veil/niqab/burka and much more likely to speak out against it than women?

French MPs vote to ban Islamic full veil in public

France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public.

There were 335 votes for the bill and only one against in the 557-seat National Assembly.

It must now be ratified by the Senate in September to become law.

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French PM advised against total Islamic veil ban

France's top administrative body has advised the government that any total ban on face-covering Islamic veils could be unconstitutional.

The State Council also said a ban could be justified in some public places.

Prime Minster Francois Fillon had asked the council for a legal opinion before drawing up a law on the subject.

However, an MP from President Nicolas Sarkozy's party was quoted as saying that those drafting the legislation might ignore Tuesday's ruling.

In the ruling, the council said any law could be in violation of the French constitution as well as the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

If the veil was banned, would you

Start wearing it - civil disobedience baby!
5% (4 votes)
Stop wearing it - for the greater good.
1% (1 vote)
Avoid places where it was banned
8% (6 votes)
be banned from going to such places by someone forcing me to wear the veil
3% (2 votes)
Wouldn't bother me
5% (4 votes)
I support the ban
21% (16 votes)
I would be against the ban
57% (44 votes)
Total votes: 77