Germany plans to ban burqa

After a French parliamentary commission ruled earlier this week that the enveloping garment worn by some Islamic women is unacceptable and recommended a ban in schools and public offices, former Social Democratic parliamentarian, Turkish-German Lale Akgun urged for a similar ban in Germany.

“The burqa is a full-body prison that deeply threatens human rights,” she told the “Frankfurter Rundschau” daily. “It would be an important signal for Germany to ban the burqa.” A burqa ban in German should include schools, universities, and high-security zones such as banks and airports, the daily quoted her as saying on Saturday.

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