WorldViews: MAP: Where Islamic veils are banned — and where they are mandatory

By Swati Sharma, July 1, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's controversial law banning Islamic veils in public. France implemented the law in 2011, the first European country to do so. The ruling is particularly noteworthy because France has Europe's largest Muslim population. Here is a look at how other countries handle the hijab, or a head scarf, and the veil, which covers the whole face except the eyes.

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