A large majority (86%) of French Muslims say they oppose a law regulating the wearing of a full veil, according to a survey conducted by French site oumma.com.More than half (59%) say that wearing the burka or niqab is a Koranic injunction and many more (77%) reject the idea that women who war the veil are coerced. 54% of respondents say that the full veil is a “hallmark of religious commitment,” 35% say it’s a cultural practice, and 9% say it’s a “demand of political nature”
80% of the respondents say the creation of a parliamentary commission on wearing the burqa is a “stigmatization of Islam”. 15% says it’s ‘useless’ and 5% ‘useful’. The poll was conducted via Internet. According to oumma.com, the 1,545 people aged 18+ who participated in the survey represent all socio-professional, denominational and cultural aspects of French Muslims.