The Burqa Challenge to Europe

BurqaIn the summer of 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld previously passed French legislation, popularly known as the “burqa ban.”[1] In doing so, it accepted the argument that the public wearing of this Islamically-connected full-body and face veiling violated a core value of French society, the principle of “living together” (le vivre ensemble). A review of how the court arrived at this conclusion, and what other arguments against the burqa it chose to ignore, may offer clues as to what forebodes for European Union societies and their relations with burgeoning Muslim populations.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “burgeoning Muslim populations.”
    There’s a phrase to inspire nightmares.

  • Shebel

    Thank Christ we are going to have Muslims to support our pensions in our old Age.


  • Will Quest

    The most immodest getup ever, screams I don’t want to participate in your society.