Sweden: Mayor compares burqa with slavery

A mayor in southern Sweden on Friday wrote on his blog that the burqa ought to be banned, describing women wearing the Islamic veil as modern-day “slaves”.

Bo Frank, the conservative mayor of the city of Växjö in southern Sweden, on Friday suggested that women should be banned from wearing full-faced veils.

“It ought to be banned!! It (the burqa) doesn’t belong in Sweden. Europe, the world,” he wrote on his blog after seeing two men accompanying a veiled woman in the city, adding the incident “pi**d me off”*

He went on to describe the woman as the men’s “slave”.