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France's ruling party, the conservative Union Pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), says it plans to present a bill to parliament in January, which would ban full Islamic veils in all public places. The bill is to be presented in the first two weeks of next month, just before the conclusions of a French parliamentary inquiry on the burqa and niqab are published.
Jean-Francois Cope, the parliamentary party leader of the UMP, said the measure was meant to defend France from extremists.
Originally posted by OZtracized
reply to post by RedGolem
Just out of curiosity, do you (or anyone) know how Christian clothing and symbols are viewed in Muslim countries?
Is there a ban on this in public?
Is there no ban but Christian's don't do it for fear of backlash?
Is it acceptable?
I have only been to Dubai and they seemed pretty tolerant there.