A majority of Swiss citizens are in favour of banning the wearing of the burqa, a poll released Sunday found.
According to Swiss television, 57.6 per cent of those interviewed for the survey favoured outlawing the Islamic garb for women which covers the entire body.
In Sunday's poll, 26.5 per cent were against banning the burqa, while 15.9 per cent remained undecided.
The poll was conducted for the German-language SonntagsBlick newspaper, interviewing a total of 502 people aged 14-59, from all regions of Switzerland.
This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog - islamineurope.blogspot.com
Source: Earth Times News
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