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London’s top cop appeals for calm in veil debate

London’s top police officer called for calm in the debate over whether Muslim women should wear a veil, which has been ongoing for several weeks in Britain, saying that “too many pronouncements from too many people” were not helpful in defusing tensions. Ian Blair, London’s Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said that women in ethnic minority communities felt increasingly victimised since the controversy was sparked by Jack Straw, the leader of the House of Commons, who said he personally preferred that Muslim women not wear a veil. Full Story

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