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 …

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.

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Morocco Bans the Burqa

Morocco is about 99% Muslim, so it would seem like an unlikely jurisdiction for one of the world’s strictest burqa bans.

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Bulgaria Becomes Third Country to Ban the Burqa

The Bulgarian Parliament has overwhelmingly given the green light to a proposed ban on the wearing of burqas in the country, with only eight Members of Parliament voting against it.The bill’s approval means that Bulgaria is on track to becoming

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Merkel’s Party Says Burqa Should Not Be Worn In Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) – Under pressure to toughen their stance on migrants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives called on Thursday for an effective ban on the burqa, saying the full body covering worn by some Muslim women should not be worn

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Slovenia Called To Consider New Immigration Laws, Burqa Ban

Ban the burqa and enact urgent new immigration laws. That is the simple prescription for social order from Slovenia’s parliamentary opposition as the tiny European nation struggles to cope with the migrant invasion convulsing its borders and interior.A new bill proposed by the opposition

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Burqa Ban Call From Senior Ally Of Chancellor Merkel

A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has called for a burqa ban and stricter immigration rules for Germany.Guido Wolf, a senior politician in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, made the call in an interview

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Cameroon Imposes Burqa Ban in Boko Haram-Ravaged North

Following a similar initiative covering the entirety of Chad, the nation of Cameroon has imposed a ban on the Islamic burqa in the nation’s northern territories, which have been the target of repeated attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, who often use the burqa to disguise explosives.

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