Swiss parliament backs ban on face veils in the street

Swiss parliament backs ban on face veils in the street
 

The plan by right-wing politician Walter Wobmann - who led a successful campaign to outlaw new minarets in 2009 - still has to pass through the upper house and the government before it becomes law. 
But it joins a list of measures championed by populist and right-wing movements that have polarised the Alpine nation, and drawn some criticism from abroad, including most recently a referendum ordering curbs on immigration from the EU. 
Mr Wobmann, from the anti-immigration Swiss People's Party, has said the veil ban will preserve Swiss culture and curb radical Islam.
He is also pushing for a... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 30
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