A majority of the Dutch parliament wants to ban the Burka. The reasons brought for it are two fold - mainly the fact that the burka covers the face and prevents identification, as well as the women's rights issues involved.
Haci Karacaer, the director of Milli Görüs, a conservative Turkism Muslim organisation:
"I agree that women who walk around in the burka do not have a great future in this country but I think they should be allowed to dress as they want in a constitutional state. People should have the right to choose to exclude themselves from society."
People indeed have the right to excluse themselves from society. They do not have a right to pose demands, though, to that same society they want to exclude themselves from.
The article does bring up a good point. Women barely wear the burka, so why make a big fuss over it?
But I think that this is the essence of the issue. The Dutch are not voicing their real fear: that the burka will become prevelant if it's not forbidden. That more and more women will wear, or be forced to wear, the burka and that there will come a time when even they are forced to do so. (as happens in Saudi Arabia)
Source: Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (English)