Full Veils Already Mostly Prohibited in Germany

It was in January of this year that a 20-year-old Muslim woman of Turkish origin visited her bank, a Sparkasse branch in the western German city of Neuss, near Düsseldorf. The woman was wearing a niqab, a full-body veil that leaves only the eyes exposed — and even before she could approach the cash desks, an employee blocked her path. He cited the ban on face-coverings in the branch and pointed to the sign at the entrance showing an image of a crossed-out motorcycle helmet.