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France's burqa debate heats up

It's the driving fine that's turned into an affair of state. Controversy is raging in France after a woman was fined for wearing a full Islamic veil while driving. Now it has emerged that her Algerian-born husband could be stripped of his French citizenship because he is suspected of polygamy and benefits fraud. This comes less than a week after the government announced plans to introduce a new law in the coming months that would ban the full Islamic veil in public places.

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