Niqab-wearing tourist stopped from entering Italian museum

A Muslim tourist wearing a niqab – a traditional garment worn by women in public, which leaves only their eyes on show – was stopped from entering an Italian museum by police on Wednesday.

When she refused the request and demanded to know why she was not being permitted access to the museum, staff called the police, who eventually convinced the woman to show her face so they could check her identity.

After she was identified, the woman and her husband were granted access to the museums, but they chose not to enter.

Although Italian law does not forbid the wearing of the burka or niqab, since 1975 it has been forbidden to walk around public spaces with your face covered – for example, by a scarf or motorbike helmet ‘without a valid reason’.

In a controversial move last December, Veneto’s neighbouring province of Lombardy amended these laws making it illegal to walk around in public wearing the either the niqab or burka.

  • Good.

    In the twenty-first century, we identify ourselves. We don’t walk around with bags over our heads.

    • I am pleased they stood their ground.

      • Why would anyone let anyone looking like the above picture into their establishment?

  • Alain

    Actually it is illegal not only in Italy but in every Western country along with most non Western countries to walk around public spaces with your face hidden. The law exists but authorities refuse to enforce it for Muslims. There is no need for a special law to deal with Muslims, just apply the already existing law. This is why I see nothing here to brag about, since in the end they all submitted to Islam.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      And we won’t hold our breath waiting for the powers that be to crack down *here* of course with His Islamic Majesty Emperor Justinian in charge.

  • bargogx1

    Always nice to see some spine in this era of spinelessness.

  • DMB

    The only reason a burka wearing women should be allowed in a museum is as an exhibit showing how one form of primitive humans lived.

    • Will Quest

      I say challenge, belittle, ridicule I-Slam’s very public fetishes when ever possible. The supremacy of this backward political-ideology needs a dressing-down { pun intended }

  • Gary

    When the Sunni Shi’ite wars start where they send in Burka clad suicide-bombers into each others mosques……watch how fast muslims ban the Niqab and Burka in Mosques .
    For now it’s a benefit to get welfare as unemployable or to be a female Jihadists killing infidels or to stab infidels in public.
    At first , the MSM will blame islamophobes until ISIS or iran takes credit for it.

    islam is bringing it’s war and death-cult to out shores but our village idiot PM thinks that the problem is poverty by a few bad apples.

  • Barrington Minge

    Quite right. The black trash bags go OUT, not in.
    Thought – Why was it allowed into Italy in the first place?