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People wearing burqas, balaclavas or all-in-one motorbike helmets in public in the Netherlands will soon face fines. On Friday, government ministers voted to outlaw all clothing which covers the face.
“People must be able to look each other in the face and be recognisable to one another. The wearing of face-covering clothing does not fit in with the Netherlands’ open society, in which participation in social traffic is actually crucial,” the cabinet said Friday. [Read more...]
A law has come into force in Belgium banning women from wearing the full Islamic veil in public.
As of Saturday, any woman wearing the face-covering burqa or niqab
in public risks a fine of 137 euros ($197) or up to seven days in jail. [Read more...]
Two Muslim women wearing full face veils have been arrested within hours of France’s burka ban becoming a law
, as they were taking part in a demonstration against the new measure in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris [Read more...]
A law banning the wearing of garments that cover the face in public has today come into force in France — the first European country to impose such a ban. Penalties for forcing a person to wear a burqa are part of the law.
The ban is seen as primarily affecting Muslim women who wear the niqab or burqa. [Read more...]
Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil
in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims.
Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab.
Moderate followers of Islam said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a “dangerous precedent” and that children attending such schools were being “brainwashed
“. [Read more...]
The French parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting wearing a full-face veil
in public, meaning a ban will come into force early next year if it is not overturned by senior judges.
The Senate passed the bill by 246 votes to one. The bill already cleared the lower house in July, and will now be reviewed by the Constitutional Council, which has a month to confirm its legality. [Read more...]
On July 13, members of the lower house of the French parliament are expected to vote on a bill that would make it illegal
women to wear full veils
— those that cover all of the face except the eyes — in public places.
Majorities in Germany (71%), Britain (62%) and Spain (59%) would also support a similar ban in their own countries. In contrast, most Americans would oppose such a measure; 65% say they would disapprove of a ban on Muslim women wearing full veils in public places compared with 28% who say they would approve. [Read more...]