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Reuters: France: Catholic Church Rejects Ban on Full-Face Veils


Submited by Amir “MR”

Published: February 1, 2010

The Catholic Church warned the government on Monday against banning full-face Muslim veils, saying France must respect the rights of its Muslims if it wanted Muslim countries to do the same for their Christian minorities. A parliamentary commission has urged the National Assembly to pass a resolution condemning full veils and then ban them. “If we want Christian minorities in Muslim majority countries to enjoy all their rights, we should in our country respect the rights of all believers to practice their faith,” said Bishop Michel Santier, the top French Catholic official for interreligious dialogue.

Source: Reuters via New York Times

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  2. Arif

    February 3, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Masha’Allah, that’s really nice to hear!

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