Sunday, April 30, 2017

German Parliament bans full-face Islamic veil

German Parliament bans full-face Islamic veil

It’s referred to as a “burqa” in this story, as in all media stories about these matters, but the niqab is much more common in Germany and the West in general. In any case, watch for charges of “Islamophobia” even against this small and essentially symbolic measure. Defending one’s nation and culture is racism and Islamophobia, you know.

“German Parliament Bans Burqa, Approves Ankle Tags On Terror Suspects,” by Jacob Bojesson, Daily Caller, April 28, 2017:
German lawmakers approved a partial ban on the full-face Islamic burqa Thursday along with a number of security measures.
The ban will only apply to public servants — including election officials, judges and soldiers — performing their duties.
“The state has a duty to present itself in an ideologically and religiously neutral manner,” the text of the law reads.
The law will now have to pass the lower house before being implemented. A number of European countries — such as France, Switzerland and the Netherlands — have imposed similar restrictions in recent years.
“Integration also means that we should make clear and impart our values and where the boundaries lie of our tolerance toward other cultures,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said, according to Deutsche Welle. “The draft law we have agreed on makes an important contribution to that.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union have pushed for a burqa ban “wherever it is legally possible.”
“The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country,” Merkel told delegates at a party conference in December. “It should be banned, wherever it is legally possible.”…

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