Sarkozy's ruling party to push partial veil ban for a few hundred

France is moving towards banning full Islamic veils in certain public buildings, instead of a broader ban, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Sarkozy's ruling party to push partial veil ban for a few hundred

France is moving towards banning full Islamic veils in certain public buildings, instead of a broader ban, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Wednesday.

A French parliamentary inquiry into the all-covering niqab and burqa is due to publish its recommendations next month and a compromise looks likely.

Jean-Francois Cope, the parliamentary party leader of Sarkozy's UMP party, conceded in an opinion piece in newspaper Le Figaro that a complete ban faced certain legal obstacles, still arguing, permanently masking one's face in public spaces is not an expression of individual "liberty."

Le Figaro quoted advisers as saying such a ban could be challenged before the European Court of Human Rights on the grounds that it violates religious freedom.

Instead, the government will seek to ban the garments from public buildings such as town halls and police headquarters, where it can cite "security concerns", it said.

Universities, streets and public transport would not be touched by the ban, which in any case would affect only a small group of people -- the number of women in France who wear the niqab or the burqa is estimated at a few hundred.

Earlier this year, France's proposal to make full veils illegal sparked an outcry.

"Everyone has the right to wear whatever they want to," a French woman of Moroccan descent named only as Kenza said in an interview with BFM television on Wednesday.

She said she had taken on the full veil 10 years ago as part of her Muslim faith, and had felt an increase in insults and verbal attacks since public debate over the ban boiled up this summer.

Despite having Europe's biggest Muslim minority, France set up the special panel six months ago to consider whether a law should be enacted to bar Muslim women from wearing the full-face veil, known as a burqa or niqab.

A panel of 32 lawmakers from across the spectrum report next month after hearing the views of Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux, Immigration Minister Eric Besson and Education Minister Xavier Darcos later on Wednesday.


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Syed Suhail Khalid
Syed Suhail Khalid - 9 yıl Before

Lecherous Presidents make lewd news and love to ogle at women.So it is not surprising to see Sarkozy banning the veil.Obviously his eyes are hungry.

But,please understand this.A woman is a man's companion.She is not flesh.She shares our lives and makes them beautiful and pleasant.And so men must respect them.

When Allah created Adam first,he after some time pleaded with Allah saying, "Oh Allah,how fine it would be if I had a companion with whom I could share my thoughts and joys and who talk and soothe me and be my companion.So I pray that you may give such a companion."And so Allah created Eve.Eve was prophet Adam's companion exactly as he wanted her to be.Prophet Allah has forbade any woman from wearing revealing clothes and tight fitting clothes that reveal the body and its curves.Prophet Mohammed (SAWS) advised and warned his daughter bibi Ayesha from wearing revealing clothes.Such clothes don't enhance the beauty of our women as they are only insulting to our women.So let it be understood that people will have their women fully covered in hijab.And women by their own will and determination, will in all circumstances be fully covered in hijabThis only because we love and respect our women the way our elders did.

So Sarkozy,you must cover up Carla Bruni in Hijab if you truely love her.





We must follow prophet Adam's example and the examples set by all our Prophets and religious reformers and saints.