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Muslim Veil Laws Around The World

— Here is a look at legislation and debate about face-covering Muslim veils and Muslim headscarves in various countries:_ FRANCE: France on Monday became the first country to enact a law designed to forbid face-covering veils such as the n…

— Here is a look at legislation and debate about face-covering Muslim veils and Muslim headscarves in various countries:

_ FRANCE: France on Monday became the first country to enact a law designed to forbid face-covering veils such as the niqab or burqa anywhere in public. Violators risk fines or citizenship classes. A 2004 law bans Muslim headscarves and other “ostentatious” religious symbols from classrooms.

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