An attempt to rush a law through parliament to ban full veils in public has upset parliamentarians still waiting for an official cross-party commission’s recommendations to be published.
Critics say a law would stigmatise Muslims and be unenforceable.
An absolute ban
André Gérin, Communist MP from the Rhone and head of the parliamentary commission, said the report would recommend an absolute ban on wearing the full veil in public places – but warned it was important to tread carefully in formulating a law.
Date created : 2010-01-22