Ban on the Burqa

Timeline created by KellyAnnG
  • Girls suspended from school for wearing facial coverings.

    Girls suspended from school for wearing facial coverings.
    A number of girls were suspended for wearing religious facial coverings to school.
  • The start of the government restricting the rights of Muslim women.

  • Ban on facial coverings and scarves in France is recommended.

    The first ban on facial coverings (ex. burqa) is recommened in France.
  • Ban comes into force.

    Ban comes into force.
    The scarf/facial covering ban comes into force.
  • The European Court of Human Rights approves the ban.

    The European Court of Human Rights approves the ban.
    The European Court of Human RIghts approved the legality of the ban.
  • Parliament investigates facial coverings after Sarkozy claimed that they were "not welcome".

    Parliament investigates facial coverings after Sarkozy claimed that they were "not welcome".
    Parliament began to investigate facial coverings after the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, said that facial coverings were "not welcome". He stated that the law was to protect women and uphold French values.
  • Al Qaeda threatens to "take revenge" on France over burqa debate.

    Al Qaeda threatens to "take revenge" on France over burqa debate.
    Al Qaeda threatens to "take revenge" on France over a debate over whether the wearing of burqas violates French law.
  • Ban is officially put into motion.

    The ban on veils is put into motion and inforced by police.
  • Facial covering ban is approved by French Senate.

    Facial covering ban is approved by French Senate.
    The law that bans any sort of facial coverings in public is approved by the French Senate.
  • 2 women fined for wearing the niqab in public.

    2 women fined for wearing the niqab in public.
    Hind Ahmas and Najate Nait Ali were arrested and fined for wearing niqabs in public. Miss Ahmas was fined 120 euros and Miss Nait Ali was fined 80 euros.