Norway to debate banning the burka following European Court ruling

Two political parties in Norway have said they would consider banning the burka after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that a public ban does not violate the human rights of Muslim women. The ruling gave support to France, which has a similar ban in place.

Mazyar Keshvari at the Progress Party told VG Daily, “we must consider whether we should promote the proposal again, after the court in Strasbourg has now confirmed what we have constantly said: that a ban is compatible with human rights.”