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Yet Another Country Proposes Ban On Full-Face Veil

Yet Another Country Proposes Ban On Full-Face Veil

In a proposed restriction not unlike France's recent ban on the burkini, Germany will soon be drafting up a plan for the partial prohibition (or "burka ban lite") of full-face veils in public areas.

These public places, according to Thomas de Maizière, refer to "government offices, schools and universities, courtrooms, demonstrations and behind the wheel" or anywhere "it is necessary for our society's coexistence."

De Maizière added, "We all reject the full veil — not only the burka but also other types of full veil that only leave the eyes visible. They have no place in our society."

This is believed to help create a safer and more cohesive country as a whole.

But, as Rebecca Vineyard puts it, "Despite the insistence that the intentions behind the proposal are good, there is a clear dissonance between promoting a “tolerant, free society,” as Henkel says, and de Maizière’s demands that women show their faces."

While many deem it a "long overdue" ban, others are seemingly appalled, like these Twitter users whose tweets are going viral:

 

 

Here are all the other countries, according to a CNN report, which have proposed, partial, local, or national bans on full-face veils.

So, what do you think about this proposed ban? Should government be able to determine what one wears? We'll leave that up to you to decide.

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