France and the hijab

Map current as of National ban — country bans women from wearing full-face veils in public Local ban — cities or regions ban full-face veils Partial ban — government bans full-face veils in some locations The French Parliament began an initial inquiry on the issue shortly after President Nicolas Sarkozy stated in June that religious face veils were "not welcome" within France.

France and the hijab

Share via Email Women protest outside the French embassy in London. Alamy Stock Photo The movement to limit women wearing headscarves and Muslim veils, such as the burqa and niqab, has been growing in Europe for more than a decade.

Employers can ban staff from wearing headscarves, European court rules Read more Here is a timeline of the legislation passed: But it says states can change their laws locally if they want to.

But it is the French government that imposes the first ban. A law banning the full-face veil does not come into effect in Belgium until Julythree months after the French ban. The ban does not apply to wearing the burqa or the niqab on the street, except when there are specific security reasons.

It also pledges to investigate banning headscarves for women employed in public services, in a move designed to hold the ruling coalition together by placating the anti-immigration Freedom party.

But the court also rules that customers cannot simply demand that workers remove headscarves if the company has no policy barring religious symbols.

The bill was presented by the ruling centre-right coalition.The European court of human rights upholds France’s burqa ban.

France and the hijab

The judges say preservation of a certain idea of “living together” is the “legitimate aim” of the French authorities. Hijab, niqab, burka: Guide to Muslim headscarves The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in seaside resorts after France's top administrative court overruled the law.

Belmokhtar, 39, lives in Compiègne, northern France, and manages the Candine Halal website This new job is the only way of not having to take off her hijab on leaving home each morning.

With. The hijab is worn in Islam in order to keep men from being tempted, by covering up the supposed source of what tempts them.

France and the hijab

So by running this ad, GapKids in France is sexualizing not just the girl who is featured in the ad, but all the little prepubescent girls in France and elsewhere. Hijab, niqab, burka: Guide to Muslim headscarves The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in seaside resorts after France's top administrative court overruled the law.

Islamophobia in France. Islamophobia is rife in France with polls suggesting that over two thirds of French citizens want a law to ban hijab.

Already, even before the law has been approved by the assembly, many if not most state schools are unilaterally banning hijab.

Protest French Ban on Hijab (Islamic head dress)