Ban on Burqa; No more “Walking Coffins” in France

via HK published on April 11, 2011

French Police arrested two women who were protesting against French ban against wearing burqa in Public. The ban went into effect on Monday with a  with a $216 fine and a lesson in French citizenship as punishment for violations.

Al-Qaeda has also issued warnings that it would attack the country following the introduction of the ban.

Although Belgium has approved a ban in principle, France is the first to introduce a full ban on a garment which immigration minister Eric Besson has called a “walking coffin”.

While French women face fines and “civic duty” guidance if they break the law, men who force their wives or daughters to wear burkas will face up to a year in prison, and fines of up to £25,000.

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