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  • Gaetano Pentassuglia, University of Liverpool 10 December 2013
    Britain is anything but new to debates over religious diversity in the public sphere. But the issue partly resurfaced last September following a London court decision requiring a defendant Muslim woman to remove her full-face veil while giving evidence, and more recent controversial remarks by party coalition government members on the Islamic full veil (‘a kind of bag’ for former Conservative justice minister Ken Clarke), and the state’s role in preventing veils ‘being imposed on girls’ (according to Lib Dem Home Office minister Jeremy Browne).
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