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Swiss Region Votes Overwhelmingly for Burqa Ban

Geneva (AFP) — A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

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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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Danish Fashion Designer Mocks ‘Burqa Ban’ and Police on Runway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iranian-born designer made more than a fashion statement in Denmark on Wednesday by showcasing models wearing the conservative Muslim niqab, and others dressed as police officers, days after a law banning the full-face coverings worn

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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

Nora Illi, the women's representative of an unofficial group called the Islamic Central Committee of Switzerland, wears a niqab as she attends a Sunday night talkshow on November 6, 2016 in Berlin. German public broadcaster ARD came under fire on November 7, 2016 for allowing Illi to wear a full-face …

Veiled Islamist Activist Arrested in Burqa-Ban Vienna

Swiss Islamist activist Nora Illi was briefly detained by police in Vienna after she and three other women wore full-face Islamic veils in the centre of the city where wearing the garment is banned.

French businessman Rachid Nekkaz (R) walks with Kenza Drider (R), candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, on December 12, 2011 in Paris, after Drider appeared at the police tribunal for violating France's niqab ban. Since a burqa and niqab ban came into force in France with the threat of …

Algerian Millionaire Promises to Pay All Burqa Ban Fines

Algerian millionaire and political activist Rachid Nekkaz has promised to pay the €150 fines of any Muslim woman caught wearing the full-face Islamic veil in Austria after the ban on the garment comes into effect on October 1st. Mr. Nekkaz (pictured,

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Austria to Ban Burqas from October

VIENNA (AFP) – New Austrian legislation came into force Friday that will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places from October 1.

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 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.

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Austrian Government to Ban Burqa

The grand coalition government of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Socialist Party (SPÖ) have now agreed to ban the full-face Islamic veil, known as the burqa, as part of a new integration package.