19 Nov 2006

Burqa Ban

It's just a remark of a right-wing politician in the heath of the coming elections, but now the world thinks that:

"The Dutch government has said it intends to ban the wearing of burqas and other Muslim full-face veils in public, justifying the move on security grounds.

Reports said on Friday that Rita Verdonk, the Dutch minister for immigration, would soon draw up legislation to implement a ban on the burqa.

This will make the Netherlands, once among Europe's most liberal states, the first European country to impose a complete ban on Muslim veil." Source: Al Jazeera English - Europe

Dutch seek ban on burqas in public - CNN / Dutch Muslims condemn burqa ban - BBC