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EU Mulls European-Wide Muslim Veil Ban

Monday, 03 May 2010 09:34 AM

A member of the European parliament Silvana Koch-Mehrin has called to ban in Europe the full Islamic veil or burqa, an outfit that covers everything but the eyes in public, European media said.

Koch-Mehrin said that covering women "openly supports values that we do not share in Europe."

"I wish that Germany and all of Europe would also outlaw the wearing of the burqa in all its forms," she said adding that "burqa is a massive attack on women's rights."

Last week, Belgian lower house of the parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill banning clothes or veils that do not let one who wears it to be fully identified, including the full-face niqab and burqa.

The bill is now expected to be approved by the Belgium's upper house.

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A member of the European parliament Silvana Koch-Mehrin has called to ban in Europe the full Islamic veil or burqa, an outfit that covers everything but the eyes in public, European media said.
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