Swiss politician says hijab should be banned from passports

A Swiss politician has signalled that women should not be allowed to wear the hijab in passport photographs.

Walter Wobmann, a member of the right-wing populist Swiss People’s Party, said it was unfair that headscarves were allowed in passport photos while other headwear, such as hair bands and caps are not.

  • Millie_Woods

    So the head band in the upper middle picture is not acceptable but the head covering in the lower right picture is? That is flat out discrimination.

  • Barrington Minge

    Just ban islam. Period.

  • Anything that obscures one’s identity cannot be allowed.

    Why is that so hard?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This Swiss politician sounds like a voice in the wilderness.