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Fined for wearing a burqa

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Amel Marmouri, a 26-year old Tunisian woman, was fined about $750 (500 Euros) on the spot for wearing a burqa in public. She is the first woman in Italy to be fined for the offense. According to (rarely enforced?) anti-terrorism laws enacted in the 1970s, it is illegal to cover your face in Italy in public. This law has never been fully enforced until now. "I just don't know where we are going to get 500 Euro the fine," said Marmouri's husband Ben Salah Braim. "We thought, as she was going to the mosque, she was okay to wear the burqa. We knew about the law and I know that it's not against my religion, but now Amel will have to stay indoors." Muslim groups in Italy have spoken out in support of following Italian laws. "We are for the freedom of women and against veils of any kind and Italian laws must be respected," said Imam Izzedin Elzir, the president of the Islamic Community and Organizations Union in Italy. What do you think? [Daily Mail]