journeys at home and abroad
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.