Ban on face veils imposed by Austria's government



A law banning full-face veils targeting Muslims came into effect in Austria yesterday, with the government claiming it was needed to protect “Austrian values.”
The “burka ban” states that faces must be visible from hairline to chin in public places — also outlawing surgical masks and clown make-up. Cops can use force to pull off people’s veils and issue £130 fines.
France and Belgium brought in similar laws in 2011 and one is being debated in the Dutch parliament. Chancellor Angela Merkel in neighbouring Germany said last year that veils should be prohibited “wherever it is legally... read more

 
2 October 2017 in Regional, Views: 77
Source: Morning Star
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