France Moves Closer to Ban on Islamic Veils

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This morning a parliamentary commission in France has recommended that Muslim women should not be allowed to wear face-covering veils in public service facilities such as hospitals, schools and public transport. The report says that requiring women to cover their faces goes against the French principles of secularism and equality. 

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield joins us from Paris to tell us how this recommendation is being received in France and among French muslims.


Hugh Schofield

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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