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By Philippe Legrain 1 COMMENT

Geert Wilders is a nasty piece of work. The far-right politician has compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and called Islam fascist. But why, oh why, are the authorities in the Netherlands playing into his hands by putting him on trial for saying the vile things he says? They will only succeed in making him […]

Posted 05 Oct 2010 in Blog
By Philippe Legrain 1 COMMENT

France’s draft plan to ban on wearing the burqa would involve a fine of €150 for wearing the full veil, Le Monde reports. Anyone forcing a woman to wear a full veil faces up to a year in prison and a €15,000 fine. Meanwhile, Belgium’s draft law would make it a crime to wear clothing […]

Posted 30 Apr 2010 in Blog