French Muslim rejects polygamist charge, says has wife and 3 lovers

April 26, 2010
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Liès Hebbadj and his wife Anne after she was fined for wearing a niqab while driving, in Nantes on April 26, 2010/Stephane Mahe

French driver fined for wearing niqab, most French want a ban

By Reuters Staff
April 25, 2010
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(Anne, an assumed name, a 31-year old French woman who has been fined for wearing a niqab while driving, at a news conference in Nantes, April 23, 2010/Stephane Mahe)

Belgian government collapse delays burqa ban vote

April 22, 2010

A woman wearing a niqab walks on a street in Saint-Denis, near Paris, April 2, 2010/Regis Duvignau

France moves towards banning Muslim veil in public

April 21, 2010
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President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers speech on security issues in Bobigny, near Paris, April 20, 2010/Benoit Tessier

European push to ban burqas appalls Afghan women

By Reuters Staff
April 16, 2010
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Afghan widows line up during a cash for work project in Kabul January 6, 2010/Ahmad Masood

Belgian committee backs banning Islamic face veil in public

By Reuters Staff
March 31, 2010
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Muslim women protest against a ban on headscarves in some schools, 4 Feb 2004/Yves Herman

France’s “burqa ban” and the “Sarkozy shuffle” to shape it

March 30, 2010
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The French National Assembly in Paris, 13 March 2000/Frédéric de La Mure

Efforts by French politicians to “ban the burqa” hit the wall of constitutional reality today when the Council of State, France’s top administrative court, said there was no legal way Paris could completely outlaw full Islamic veils in public. The issue has been at the centre of complex and sometimes heated debate in France in recent months, but it wasn’t clear until now how far French and European law would allow the state to go. We still don’t know exactly what the law will look like, but the back story to today’s report is a tale in itself.

Opinion: Why France is right about the burqa

March 2, 2010
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Women wearing niqabs in Marseille, December 24, 2009/Jean-Paul Pelissier

global_post_logoThis article by Olivier Guitta originally appeared in GlobalPost.

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The burqa has nothing to do with religion. It is a way for fanatical men to control women.

Hubbub over halal in France

February 20, 2010
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A Quick fast food restaurant in Roubaix, 18 Feb 2010/Pascal Rossignol

After the noise over the niqab, now there’s a hubbub over halal in France.

France creates paper trail in campaign against Muslim veils

February 3, 2010
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--- A fully veiled woman walks past the city hall in Ronchin, northern France, 9 Aug 2009/Farid Alouache ---