The French Parliament has voted to become the second country (Belgium) to ban full burqas. The lawmakers voted to make it illegal for women to wear a full burqas or nijab in public. It is a direct assault on religious freedom from a nation that helped define the basic rights of all humans.
The vote was an astonishing 335 in favor and only one against.
The law will affect five million Muslims living in France.
The law must still be approved by the Senate after going to the constitutional council for a review.