Friday, October 1, 2010

Muslims in Sydney Protest against Proposed Legislation Banning the Veil

Australian Muslims, including women and children, have staged a march in Sydney to protest against a proposal to ban the face veil in the country, saying that the legislation is designed to foment hatred of Muslims. The ban on face veils was proposed by Christian Democrat MP Fred Nile, and is due to be debated in the New South Wales Parliament this month. He does not have his party's support. Australia's New South Wales province Prime Minister Kristina Keneally says that her ministry will oppose the private member's bill. She asserted that such a ban has no place in its multi-cultural society. READ MORE

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