The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Quebec targets veils

Officials in the Canadian province of Quebec introduced legislation that would bar Muslim women from receiving or delivering public services while wearing a veil.

Faces would have to be visible in all publicly funded locations, including government offices, schools, hospitals and day-care centers.

Head scarves would remain legal.

Officials said the bill is needed to protect identity, security and communication. Montreal Muslim leaders say veil-wearing women number as few as 25.


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