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Burqas as Security Threats: How Criminals and Terrorists Use the Islamic Face Veil

While the debate over the place of the Islamic face veil in Western society has been reignited after British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson criticised the garment in a recent opinion piece, three robbers were convicted of killing a jewellery store owner after robbing him whilst disguised in a burqa.

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Tory Progressive Ruth Davidson Wants Burqa Protected Like Crucifix, Pro-EU Remainers to QUIT if Boris Becomes Leader

Leading Conservative Party progressive Ruth Davidson has attacked former foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s opposition to the burqa and has equated wearing the Islamic garment with the Christian cross, while Tory arch-Remainer Dominic Grieve has threatened to quit the party should Leave campaigner Johnson become leader in what appears to be a proxy battle over Brexit.

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Denmark: Muslims, Leftists March to Protest Burqa Ban

Muslims and left-wingers have rallied in the streets of Copenhagen to protest a new law against wearing face coverings in public, which they claim is an attack on women’s right to dress as they please. When the ban came into

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 20: A Turkish girl stands in a crowd of women wearing burqas during the Shia holy day Ashura February 20, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ashura is a Shia Muslim holy day, celebrated as the most important day of the longer Muharram festival. The Ashura festival commemorates …

Strong Majority of Brits Back Burqa Ban

Most Brits back a ban on Islamic burkas or niqabs, a new survey has found, and a significant portion said  Islam, in general, is not compatible with their British way of life.

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UKIP Campaign Launch: No Sign of Promised Radical Manifesto

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has released what it is calling a “radical manifesto”, but with Suzanne Evans confirmed as the author of the document for the second election in a row, questions have been raised as to how significantly it will differ from the party’s 2015 offering.

A woman wearing a niqab, the islamic full veil, walks in a street of Lyon, eastern France, on January 25, 2010. A ban on the wearing of the full Islamic veil is being studied in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. In France a parliamentary commission is …

Austrian Socialists Block Burqa Ban Bid

Austrian Foreign Minister and member of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Sebastian Kurz has accused Socialist Party (SPÖ) coalition partner of blocking integration legislation that would ban the full-face Islamic veil.

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Bulgaria Bans The Burqa

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria’s parliament approved on Friday legislation outlawing face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as debate rages across Europe about religious freedoms.

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WATCH: AfD MP Wears Niqab To Parliament

A female member of the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) wore an Islamic full face veil to parliament as Germans debate whether or not to ban the garment in public.

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Poll: Majority Of Brits Support Burka Ban

The majority of the British public support banning the burka, with just 25 per cent opposing such a move, a new poll suggests. The survey by YouGov found that support for a ban was strongest among older Britons, with an

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Senior German Ministers Call For Burka Ban

Senior German Ministers have called for a ban on wearing the burka to be included in the new “Berlin Declaration” security measures. One CDU member called the full-face veil “a symbol of oppression and parallel societies”.

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Swiss People’s Party Moves to Roll Out Burka Ban Nationwide

Switzerland could be the next European country to ban wearing the burka in public if campaigners are able to secure enough support for a national referendum. The Swiss canton of Ticino last year banned the wearing of the garments, prompting

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Burka Ban: French Police Hand Legal Reminders To Veiled Tourists

French Police in the picturesque Alpine town of Annecy are issuing notices to tourists wearing full face veils to remind them of France’s total burka ban in public. Swiss newspaper Le Temps reports many of the tourists in question cross on day trips from Switzerland