Burqa Bans: Which Countries Outlaw Face Coverings?

Islamic child abuse.

Supporters of the laws say they are necessary to protect public safety, defend Western values or encourage migrants to assimilate into their new societies. But rights groups say they discriminate against Muslim women, some of whom view garments like niqabs and burqas as a religious obligation.

Here’s a look at efforts in some Western countries to restrict the wearing of face-covering garments in public.

  • Maurice Miner

    Excellent! I identify as a cis-male feminist, and on behalf of all the women-folk around the world, I applaud the banning of the piety sack.

  • Watchman

    Yeah, well islamist consider Qur’an 9:5 to be a religious obligation too, “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.” We don’t allow them to do this just because they believe it’s a religious obligation.

    We don’t allow everything that any religion claims is critical to their religion. Morman polygamy for example.

  • Gheri Celin

    Funny how the left has no problems with exclusions such as ” I believe in freedom of speech BUT”! So why can I not say “I believe in freedom of religion BUT, I am not Sharia complient. So therefore, my BUT says no burka or nikab in the public square. No sessions/hearings of M-103 in directing government to stop critizing Islam under the fake rubric of islamaphobia a non-existing terminology.No to importing sharia law stealthy.