Germany: Burqa ban 'inappropriate': interior minister

Germany: Burqa ban 'inappropriate': interior minister

Germany's interior minister hit out at moves in Belgium and France to ban the wearing of the full Islamic veil or burqa in public, saying even a debate would be "unnecessary."

Such a move is "inappropriate and therefore not required," Thomas de Maiziere said, according to excerpts of an interview published by the Leipziger Volkszeitung local daily.


On Sunday German MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin, European parliament vice-president and a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, called for a Europe-wide ban.


Source: Expatica (English)

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