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Burka Ban in France

France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population. France’s Muslim community of 5 million is the largest in Western Europe. It is estimated that fewer than 2,000 women are actually wear the burqa or niqab in France. The law banning face-hiding Islamic burqas and niqabs came into effect on April, 2011. Parliament passed the ban last year with overwhelming support, only one member of the senate voted against it, making France the first country in the West to do so. Fewer than 2,000 women are estimated to actually wear the burqa or niqab in France.

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

Burka Ban in France

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