Post Profile

Switzerland Moves Towards Burka Ban With Majority in Parliament

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.
read more


Related Posts

Veiled Muslim woman to contest French presidency

News : Storyful

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...

Swiss lower house of parliament passes motion to ban full face veils

Religion : FaithWorld

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.

'Fear of Islam in Europe' Drives Switzerland to Ban Muslim Burkas

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti

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.

Egyptian lawmakers want to ban Islamic veils in public

News : BlogPost

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 ...

Swiss lawmakers approve step towards burqa ban

Local Interest / France : France 24

Switzerland's lower house on Tuesday narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide burqa ban, the ATS news agency reported, but the measure remains far from coming into force. The proposal by lawmaker Walter Wobmann of the populist...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC