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BRUSSELS (Worthy News)– In 2010, France instituted a ban on Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil, niqab, and the law was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights yesterday.

A case was brought before the court by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued the ban violated her freedom of religion and expression.

The court ruled saying that France needed to ensure "respect for the minimum set of values of an open democratic society", listing three values in that connection: "respect for gender equality, respect for human dignity and respect for the minimum requirements of life in society (or of “living together”)."

The court accepted the barrier raised against others by a veil concealing the face in public could undermine the notion of "living together," and accepted France's submission that the "face played a significant role in social interaction."

The French government argued that the niqab was an affront to France's secular values and also presented a potential security risk as it conceals a person's identity.

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  • Lydia Norat Adams
    2 July 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

    they need that law at a Florida Walmart

  • Philip Keane
    2 July 2014 at 10:44 am - Reply

    good about time i hope uk will do it

  • johnstefanyszyn
    5 July 2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

    …A devout Muslim, 24-year-old French woman, argued that the ban on full face veils violates her freedom of religion and expression….

    It is interesting to see that this "devout Muslim" turns to for protection and believes in FREEDOM ( freedom of rights , religious freedom) in order to defend her "religious way".
    It is interesting to see that this same FREEDOM is also claimed by the Christians, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, etc.
    It is also interesting to see that this same FREEDOM is also claimed by heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, polygamists, fornicators, adulterers, pedophiles, etc.

    It is also interesting to see that President Obama has confessed in Jerusalem that this FREEDOM is the LIGHT & RIGHTEOUSNESS of man, that it is the "will" of the "common god" of the Christians, Muslims, Jews, and mankind.

    And this FREEDOM dictates that it is RIGHT to worship ANY 'god' as per one's own justification.

    This French woman claims to be a "devout Muslim", but her first love is FREEDOM….just as it is the first love of all religious, of all mankind.

    The Lord Jesus said that we are to worship Only the One Creator and Him Alone to serve in obedience and love….love for Him and love for, to do GOOD to, the fellowman.

    Soon, very soon, the The Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the One Creator, will return to rule the earth as the One King according to the Will of the One Who Gives Existence to all that Exists and NOT according to man's first love for "his freedom"….
    …and there will be no more religious christian, religious muslim, religious jew, nor any self-freedom in the kingdom….for there is Only the One Truth, Only the One Creator.

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