Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holland: Burka ban implemented for public places

(Amsterdam) Dutch MPs have backed a partial ban on the Islamic full veil in some public places such as schools and hospitals, and on public transport. The niqab face veil and the burka, which covers the eyes, are included in the ban along with other face coverings such as ski-masks and helmets.

However, the Dutch Senate must first approve the bill, which has government backing, for it to become law.

Interestingly, religious freedom campaigner Karima Rahmani isn't happy with this, saying that people should be able to wear what they want without the state interfering.
"What is disturbing us about this law is that it is a direct attack on freedom of expression.”