France Moves Closer to Curb on Burkas, Stops Short of Full Ban

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Women who wear the on Islamic face veil are a challenge to the republic of France. That's the conclusion of a parliamentary committee, which has recommended a ban in hospitals, schools, government offices and on public transport. The recommendation is the product of months of debate and a 200 page report, even though burkas are warn by an estimated 1900 women.  Ben Hall reports from Paris for the Financial Times.

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Guest:
Ben Hall - Paris Correspondent, Financial Times

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner