The French Parliament, on the eve of Bastille Day, voted 335 to one in favour of preventing Muslim women wearing a full face-covering veil in public.
The July 13 Le Monde said the new law was strongly supported by the right. The gutless Socialist Party (PS), French Communist Party (PCF) and Green Party, while being “resolutely opposed” to the wearing of the niqab and the burka, abstained.
The PS’s big objection was that the legislation is a “gift for fundamentalists”.
Maybe. Mostly it’s a gift for every racist Islamophobe in Europe.