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Europe's Top Human Rights Court Upholds French Ban on Muslim Veil

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's ban on the Muslim burqa and other full-face coverings in public. The Strasbourg court ruled Tuesday that the ban does not violate religious freedom. It says the French government's desire to encourage people to live together is a legitimate reason for the ban. Decisions by the court cannot be appealed. A French Muslim woman brought suit against the ban. Her lawyer argued that the burqa is as much a part of her identity...

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