Friday, November 17, 2006

Batten down the hatches

The Dutch cabinet has backed a proposal by the country's immigration minister to ban Muslim women from wearing the burqa in public places.

The burqa, a full body covering that also obscures the face, would be banned by law in the street, and in trains, schools, buses and the law courts.

The cabinet said burqas disturb public order, citizens and safety.

I predict a riot.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps more of a minor demonstration (can't recall who sang that!) Apparently there are only 30 burqa wearers in the whole of Holland.

Brit said...

Plenty enough nutters elsewhere though.