Spain to consider burqa ban

A wave of proposed burqa bans have been sweeping Europe since the Strasbourg court ruled in France's favor in July.

Spain to consider burqa ban

World Bulletin / News Desk

Spain may be considering a ban on burqas as part of the country's Citizen Security Law, Interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told a press conference on Wednesday.

According to Spain's 20 minutos newspaper, Diaz said that it was a "good moment" to obtain "a level of consensus" to introduce the ban into security reforms.

The local government of Catalonia, which later this year plans to hold an independence referendum, has already made steps to ban the burqa and face-veils in the region.

A wave of proposed burqa bans have been sweeping Europe since the Strasbourg court ruled in France's favor in July, prompting similar efforts in Norway and Austria.

The head of Spain's Islamic federation, Riay Tatary, responded by saying the ban was "unnecessary," The Local reported.

Last Mod: 10 Eylül 2014, 16:36
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