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Syria bans full-face Islamic veils at universities

Education minister says veils conflict with academic values

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Syria’s education minister has banned female students from wearing the full-face veil at universities, saying the practice conflicts with academic values and traditions. Islamic head coverings have become increasingly popular in Syria in recent years, according to the BBC. In 2009, Egypt’s foremost cleric courted controversy when he banned students from wearing the full-face veil at a university. France’s lower house of parliament recently voted to ban the full-face veil in all public places.

BBC News

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