Spain Considers Burqa Ban; 67% Of Brits Would Approve Of Ban In England


According to the Associated Press, Spain is set to debate a possible burqa ban, with the debate being led by the likes of Justice Minister Francisco Caamano, who claims that burqas are “hardly compatible with human dignity.”

Spain is not the only country currently debating a possible ban on burqas: earlier this month, the French Assembly passed a ban of their own, which is set to go up for final debate by the Senate this September, Australian senator Cory Bernardi has called for a debate on the issue, calling the burqa “the most public symbol of fundamentalist Islam,” and according to a recent survey published in the Times of India, “two-thirds of the British public would like to see their government follow suit,” though UK immigration minister Damien Green has already come out against such a ban, stating, “Telling people what they can and can’t wear, if they’re just walking down the street, is a rather un-British thing to do.”

Lib Senator Calls For Burqa Ban [Sydney Morning Herald]
UK Immigration Minister Damien Green Rules Out Burqa Ban [Herald Sun]
Spain To Consider Banning Burqas In Public [AP]
67% Of Britons Want Burqa Ban [Times Of India]
Earlier: French Assembly Passes Burqa Ban

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