A French parliamentary committee’s long-awaited report on a partial ban of the burqa, or full Islamic veil, was made public on Tuesday. The report, nearly 200 pages long, proposes to ban the burqa from public schools, hospitals and transport systems.
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A much-anticipated French parliament report called Tuesday for a ban on the burqa, or full Islamic veil, in all schools, hospitals, public transport and government offices, saying the veil was an affront to French values.
"The wearing of the full veil is a challenge to our republic. This is unacceptable," the report released by a parliament commission said.
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