Hamas condemns France's decision to ban Islamic veil

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 16, 2010 02:00 hrs

Hamas has condemned a law passed by the French parliament that bars Muslim women in the country from wearing Islamic veils.

Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Hamas-dominated parliament in Gaza, said in a statement Wednesday that the decision taken Tuesday was 'unfair, racist and hurts Muslims' feelings', Xinhua reported.

'Such a law is a threat to both international security and peace,' said Bahar, calling on the French parliament to annul the law as soon as possible.

He also called on the EU's court for human rights to condemn the decision of the French parliament 'for passing such a racist law which violates the law of the European agreement for human rights'.

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