Switzerland is a step closer to implementing a ban on Islamic full face veils, like neighboring France, after a majority in Swiss parliament backed the idea on Tuesday, Al Jazeera reports.
The bill, drafted by right-wing politician Walter Wobmann, won by the smallest of margins with 88 votes for and 87 votes against. His anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party, which has 30 percent of the seats in the Swiss parliament, managed to gain support from center-right lawmakers from other parties.
One of France’s most outspoken critics of the new burka ban announced on Thursday that she will run in next year’s presidential elections. Kenza Drider, who wears the Islamic face veil in defiance of the ban, announced her president...
The lower house of Switzerland's parliament has taken a first step towards banning full-face veils, voting in favour of a measure brought by the political party that spearheaded the 2009 campaign against building new minarets.
The Swiss canton of Ticino has imposed a ban on burkas - a full body cloak worn by some Muslim women. Under the new controversial law anyone covering their face with a veil will be fined up to 10 thousand dollars.
CAIRO – Are full face veils worn by some Muslim women un-Islamic? According to some Egyptian lawmakers they are. So much so that this predominantly Muslim country’s parliament is reportedly drafting legislation that would ban women ...