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Driver wearing Islamic face veil fined in France – World – SanLuisObispo.com

April 23

A woman driver wearing an Islamic face veil has been fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision. The fine was small, but it garnered big attention Friday and may illustrate what’s to come as the president pushes to outlaw the veils nationwide.

Sarkozy raised the stakes Wednesday in France’s drive to abolish the all-encompassing veil, ordering a draft law banning them in all public places. Sarkozy, who says the veils oppress women, decided to defy France’s highest administrative body, which says such a full ban risks being declared unconstitutional.

via Driver wearing Islamic face veil fined in France – World – SanLuisObispo.com.

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