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No figleaf for French law

Reader comment on item: Islamist Apparel Banned in France

Submitted by Andre in Baltimore (United States), Apr 13, 2011 at 09:57

The French law is not as vague as Pipes reports: the correct translation refers to the "wearing of the full-body veil" [my emphasis], not just "wearing a full-body covering." Thus, this is less of a "clever" attempt to avoid offending Islamists as one might think. Otherwise, Pipes' point is well-taken.


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