Since 2011, France has had a ban on the burqa (a garment worn by women in some islamic societies). A french woman recently challenged this law and this is what the court ruled;
The European Human Rights court ruled that a ban of the burqa and the niqab, did not contradict the European Convention of Human Rights. Alison Lesley. Source
I think forcing someone to wear a burqa is a human rights violation, but what about forcing them to not wear it? Western values on religious freedoms usually seem to say as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone a religious tradition should be allowed. However, this recent ruling doesn’t seem to reflect that. Does the French government consider this an issue of safety?
Islamic immigration to Europe is a controversial topic. I do not know enough about the situation to pick any sides. What do you think about the ruling?