UK judge rules Muslim can cover face during trial.
Woman must remove veil when giving testimony, says court in controversial decision
LONDON | AP | 19 Sep 2013 :: In Britain this week, a judge struck a blow for religious freedom. Or for secularism. It all depends on whom you ask.Judge Peter Murphy ruled that a female Muslim defendant may stand trial wearing a face-covering veil — but must remove it when giving evidence. The compromise ruling had some insisting it backs a woman’s religious right to wear the veil, and others saying it shows British justice remains independent and won’t bow to religious demands.