Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ban Upheld; I Cannot Wear This in France

No need to pack the burqa I tried on in Afghanistan for my next France trip. Photo: Marius Arnesen
The European Court of Human Rights has today upheld France's ban on wearing the burqa in public, according to France 24.

The country banned the burqa in 2011 as it could potentially prove a security threat. The court ruled that France has been justified in banning the garment 'in the interests of social cohesion'.