Should Muslim Women Be Allowed To Wear Their Veils In Public?

Posted on May 26, 2014 by



Should Muslim women be allowed to wear their veils in public? France recently made wearing a veil in public illegal and those who do wear them are subject to fines. In Saudi Arabia, as a woman you are forced to cover your whole body. Here in the United States, women are free to choose to wear them if they please, but there are downsides to that.

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Greene, Richard Allen. “No Burqa Required: Muslim World Weighs in on Women’s Dress.” CNN. Cable News Network, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 May 2014.

Khazan, Olga. “‘Negative Physiological Impacts’? Why Saudi Women Aren’t Allowed to Drive.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 07 Oct. 2013. Web. 25 May 2014.

Prothero, Stephan. “The Muslim Veil: Europe vs. the USA –” The Muslim Veil: Europe vs. the USA – N.p., 2 Aug. 2010. Web. 25 May 2014.

“Reasons Vary for Wearing a Veil.” ABC News. ABC News Network, 11 Oct. 2014. Web. 25 May 2014.

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“Unveiling the Truth: Why 32 Muslim Women Wear the Full-Face Veil in France.” Open Society Foundations (OSF). N.p., Apr. 2011. Web. 24 May 2014.

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