Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The burqa ban catches on

Islamist Watch has a round-up of recent Western initiatives to ban burqas, those concealing Muslim garments that render women unrecognizable. The bans exist in various sizes and shapes in Canada, Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain, and are under consideration in Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Arguments against the burqa range from its use as a symbol of radicalism and separation to the security risk of having veiled people in public.

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