The fuss over the burqa is out of kilter

By Irfan Yusuf
Updated April 13 2018 - 10:36am, first published July 6 2009 - 12:00am

IN ABOUT six months, a cross-party French parliamentary committee of 32 MPs will prepare a report examining whether the wearing of the burqa (an outfit, usually black, that covers a woman's full body, including her face) in public represents a threat to French secularism. They'll also determine whether to ban it being worn in France.