Burka Bans Spread Across Europe as Catalan Town Becomes Latest to Ban Full Face Veil
by M.E. Synon 21 Jul 2014, Breitbart
The town of Reus in the Catalan province of Tarragona has become the first in Spain to ban the wearing of full-face veils in public, a move which follows a judgment on July 1 by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which found that a French law banning the wearing of the veil did not breach the Convention on Human Rights.
The Strasbourg judges said the French ban was justified because of respect for life in society: “The barrier raised against others by a veil concealing the face in public could undermine the notion of ‘living together,'” the judges said.
France was the first country in Europe to ban the veil. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration brought in the ban in 2011, said that veils oppress…
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