Tuesday 21 November 2017

Muslim driver fined €22 for wearing veil

A WOMAN driver wearing an Islamic face veil was fined by French police for not having a clear field of vision, writes Pierre-Baptiste Vanzini.

The fine was small, but garnered big attention yesterday and may illustrate things to come President Sarkozy pushes to outlaw the veils nationwide.

The €22 fine was based on a rule that says drivers should have freedom of movement and a sufficient field of vision.

Her lawyer is appealing the decision, saying that a veil was no different from a motorcycle helmet in terms of hindrance to vision.

Irish Independent

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