Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

UK responses to French vote on burqa wearers

A flurry of press reports and comments in response to the French vote to ban the wearing of face-coverings in public:

Prospect Magazine: Why France is banning the veil

New Humanist: France moves closer to burqa ban

BBC’s Gavin Hewitt: Criminalising women behind the veil

The vote was the lead front page story for the Daily Express, which also claimed that one of their own polls showed that 99% of Britons wanted the UK to follow France’s lead and quoting the UK Independence Party.

Germany’s Stern magazine’s cover story this week is on Women in Islam.

If you read German, the paper by Annemarie Sancar at Caux is now posted on the conference’s website, and a podcast interview in French.


This entry was posted on 14 July 2010 by in Europe, France and tagged , , , , , , , .
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