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Debate over Burqa ban hits Syria

Debate over Burqa ban hits Syria

Syria's decree aims to control what it sees as the rising influence of Islamic conservatives.

January 4, 2011 3:16 by

The debate over Burqa bans is ongoing across swathes of Europe, but it was a surprise move coming from the Syrian government, which has decided to forbid the wearing of full-face veils in public schools and university campuses.

Those opposed to the ban have responded by saying that the full-face veil doesn’t represent any radical influence, stressing that the government has no right to outlaw what many believe is a personal freedom.

Read more: France’s burqa ban: Do you agree?

Source: BBC

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