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bans on face coverings

Reader comment on item: France vs. Niqabs and Burqas

Submitted by Martin H. Katchen (United States), Jul 26, 2010 at 02:17

I seem to recall that the United States tried to deal with the issue of people wearing face covering garments in the past. Laws were passed against wearing masks that were aimed at the Ku Klux Klan, as I recall. I'm not sure if they were struck down as a violation of freedom of expression or not. Surely they would apply to the burka and the niqab.

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