This May 18, 2010, file photo shows Oum Al Khyr Charlton, gesturing while addressing reporters during a press conference held in Montreuil, east of Paris. A ban on the burqa-style veil, voted on Tuesday in the Senate, would affect only a tiny minority of Muslim women, estimated at less than 2,000, making it far less controversial than France's 2004 ban on Muslim headscarves in classrooms, which proliferated in heavily immigrant neighborhoods.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, file)

Photo by: Remy de la Mauviniere

This May 18, 2010, file photo shows Oum Al Khyr Charlton, gesturing while addressing reporters during a press conference held in Montreuil, east of Paris. A ban on the burqa-style veil, voted on Tuesday in the Senate, would affect only a tiny minority of Muslim women, estimated at less than 2,000, making it far less controversial than France's 2004 ban on Muslim headscarves in classrooms, which proliferated in heavily immigrant neighborhoods.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, file)