Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban

Belgium’s lower house of parliament has voted for a law that would ban women from wearing the full Islamic face veil in public.
The law would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. No-one voted against it.

The law now goes to the Senate, which is also expected to approve it. It would then become law by June or July.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8652861.stm

I appreciate the intended ban for security reasons. I think there was an occasion here some time ago when a man escaped detection/arrest by wearing a burka.

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