Clash of Civilizations by imposing penalty

published on August 3, 2011

1) Italian law to ban veil wins early approval

ROME: An Italian parliamentary commission has approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public.

The draft passed by the constitutional affairs commission on Tuesday would prohibit women from wearing a burqa, niqab or any garb that covers the face in such circumstances. It would expand a decades-old law that for security reasons prohibits people from wearing face-covering items such as masks in public.

Women who violate the ban would face fines of up to €300 ($397). Third parties who force women to cover their faces would be fined €30,000 euro and face up to 12 months in jail.

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2) Dubai fines tourist for insulting prophet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A court in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has fined a British tourist for allegedly insulting Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

Presiding Judge Rashid al-Sumairi imposed a fine of 5,000 Emirati dirhams ($1,360) on the 40-year-old defendant, identified only as A.G., Tuesday, the Gulf News reported.

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