Norway proposes burka ban in schools and universities as immigration minister claims ‘the ability to communicate is a basic Nordic value’

Norway has proposed a burka ban in schools and university after the immigration minister claimed the ability to communicate was a ‘basic Nordic value’/

The country aims to ban face-covering Muslim veils in kindergartens, schools and universities, the government said on Monday, the latest European nation to propose restrictions on wearing burkas and niqabs.

France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed restrictions on wearing full-face veils in public places.