The Brian Lehrer Show

Sarkozy Leads France Into Battle

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New York Times Paris bureau chief Steve Erlanger, and Nicole Bacharan, political analyst and associate researcher at Sciences Po., Paris, discuss the full-face veil ban's reception in France and reaction to President Sarkozy's push toward intervention in the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

France Moves Closer to Ban on Islamic Veils

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This morning a parliamentary commission in France has recommended that Muslim women should not be allowed to wear face-covering veils in public service facilities such as hospitals, schools and public transport. The report says that requiring women to cover their faces goes against the French principles of secularism and equality.