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Swiss Voting in Referendum on ‘Burqa Ban’

BERLIN (AP) – Swiss voters decide Sunday on a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters. Polls are pointing to a close outcome.

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Switzerland to Hold Referendum on ‘Burqa Ban’ at Weekend

GENEVA (AP) – At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday to vote on a long-laid proposal to ban face-coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.

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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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Austrian Burqa Ban Passed into Law

Austria has passed into law a ban on wearing full-face Islamic veils, such as the burqa and the niqab, in public. Violators face fines when the legislation comes into effect in October.

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 …