As some or many of you may know, the French Cabinet has recently introduced a Bill that has created an offence by "inciting to hide the face". This law is targeting the wearing of veils by women of the Muslim faith. A similar veil ban is in the works in neighboring Belgium.
What do you guys think? Is the wearing of a veil an affront to gender equality and
undermining the nation's secular foundations by bringing religion into
the streets? I mean I hate the double standards associated with religious freedom but is this a case of the basic freedom of wearing what you want, being a Muslim women or not? Playing devils advocate, is it any different from saying you can not wear jeans?
Looking forward to your points.