The University of Colorado Independent talks to students about their views on France’s decision to ban the burqa and niqab in public. The CU students interviewed seem to feel that the ban infringes on personal freedoms.
The issue of religious attire on college campuses has been raised all over the world, including recently in Syria, where niqabs were banned at state schools (UPDATE: Turkey is another country where hijabs are banned at universities. Global Post reports on some Turkish students and universities that are flouting the ban). The U.S. is no exception. Earlier this year the Massachussets College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences attempted to institute a ban on wearing anything that covered the face, but ended up allowing exemptions for religious attire.