Italy works on anti-veil law

By: NBC Email
By: NBC Email

Under the proposed legislation, anyone breaking the law could be fined up to 42-thousand dollars.

Those who force a woman to cover her face in public would also face a fine and a year in jail.

The draft law will be sent on to the Italian parliament for consideration next month after its summer recess.

Belgium and France have already adopted laws banning burquis and similar garb that cover the face.


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  • by ybnormal Location: Grand Junction on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:56 AM
    They should ban them here in the US too as well as turbines on your head.
  • by Matt Tonning Location: Rochester WA on Sep 3, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    Banks require that everyone remove sun glasses and helmets before entering. The objective is to identify a robber via the camera. People who wear "BeeKeeper" outfits sometimes blow up to kill others. If protecting money requires the ability to identify then protecting lives should be as important. What is that --- so hard to understand? Even Muslims with at least 10% worth of common sense should know that. I wish the American courts would start drafting laws to make them take off the masks as well. But sadly --- we have the ACLU standing in the way with “Church and State” and all that other rot. When the first Wal-Mart gets hit by one off these “Bee Keeper” bombs ---what then?
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