September 14th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

France approves burqa ban

The French Senate approved Tuesday a law banning any veils that cover the face - including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.

The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament in July and is supported by a majority of people in France.


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  1. wakeup

    Thank god,these women deserve freedom from oppression and being degraded to cattle.we should do the same in usa.ban that crap to protect our national security.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. equal

    Wearing those clothes must be uncomfortable,hotand depressing.i read aghan women became depress and suicidal after being force by the taliban to wear burqas.we are liberating these poor oppressive women not taking away their religionous so sick of muslims complaining,dont like stay in your muslim countries.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. equal

    Muslims should stay in their muslim countries or move there, you are not wanted in the usa or europe especially wearing crap to hide your idenity.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. philipe12

    It's very popular for a false-christian to severely criticsize a true muslim lately.

    September 15, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. philipe12

    Duke, it certainly was not necessary for anyone to be "convinced" as you say, of anuything before the slave trade began. African tribal leaders' greed led them to sell their own peoples into slavery throughout the world, mostly to Muslim nations where they were required to convert, or face death. At the very least this explains how it became popular for a black person to become a Muslim. It also begs to question why the US is sued and must pay damages to slaves great-great grandchildren while the tribal leaders who started this mess aren't even mentioned.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. philipe12

    Ban a religious custom right after making marijuanna legal? and this will keep US safe and strong? really?

    September 15, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. jcaine

    Shouldn't we worry more about what's going on here in the U.S. With the Muslim traditions and less about France? Then again I am pretty sure we will all be speaking spainish in ten years and whites will be the minority.

    September 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
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