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Posted on April 30, 2010 | tags


World: Belgians to Muslim women: Lose the veil or get a fine (or jail time)

  • $35 maximum size of the fines the country will be handing out
  • seven number of days women could go to jail for wearing them source
  • » The explanation: According to Belgian officials, the law isn’t meant to be discriminatory, but instead is meant to ensure public safety by making it easier to see the faces of people in public places. As you might guess, human rights groups aren’t buying that.
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