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# Burqa

Last year
# Afghanistan
Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear burqa, as insurgents launch campaign against Govt
Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada also said that if women had no important work outside it was “better they stay at home”.
All time
# no plans
Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'
Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.
# Fines
First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil - reports
As of 1 August, wearing a burqa or the niqab in public carries a fine of 1,000 kroner.
# Burqa ban
Women defiant as Denmark's full-face veil ban comes into effect
“When the mosque is one of the few places where we can (wear veils), then I think the law will mean that more people will go to the mosque.”
# Banned
Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces
Wearing a burqa, which covers a person’s entire face, or the niqab in public will lead to a fine of €134.
# grey area
Man in shark costume fined under Austria's new 'burqa ban' law
Police said there were certain “grey areas” in the law that need to be ironed out.
# culture of fear
Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains
As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the hope of gaining an advantage at the polls.
# pauline hanson
Right-wing anti-immigrant politician wears burqa in Australian parliament
Pauline Hanson said she was highlighting the safety risks of wearing the garment.
# Burqa ban
'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany
She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.
# Germany
German interior minister says he's in favour of a partial burqa ban
Last week he unveiled tough new anti-terror measures which included a proposal to strip jihadist fighters of their German nationality.
# religious clothing
The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of "burkinis"
The ban follows an attack on nearby Nice which killed 85 people.
Australian parliament decides NOT to make women in burqas sit in a glass enclosure
The plan was put forward due to security concerns since the rise of the Islamic State organisation.
# religious freedom
Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'
“Whether it’s a balaclava or a burqa, we don’t go along in this free secular liberal republic state of anyone hiding the wearers identity,” the Cork councillor said today.
# Racism
Anti-Muslim 'Irish voice' page to be reported to Gardaí, Facebook
The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the tone of the Facebook page is “deeply worrying”.
# United Kingdom
Britain loses second terror suspect after he dons burqa and evades surveillance
Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, who was subject to an order restricting his movements, does not pose a direct threat to the public, the British Home Secretary insisted today.
# Canada
New Canadian citizens told to remove veils at swearing in ceremonies
Most Canadians find the practice of reciting the oath behind a veil disturbing and new Canadians should take it in view of their fellow citizens, the country’s immigration minister has said.
# Burqa
Islam Ireland welcomes debate on burqa but government has no plans for ban
The Islamic Cultural Cente of Ireland has been responding to calls from a councillor in Cork to ban the burqa in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with banning the burqa?
The issue of the traditional Islamic garment has become increasingly contentious in Europe in recent years – within both Muslim and non-Muslim communities. What are your thoughts?
# Veil
Italy takes first steps to banning face veil
The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.
# Australia
Police in New South Wales granted new powers to remove face veils
Police in Australia’s most populous state will now be permitted to demand that a woman remove her face covering when investigating minor offences.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on today’s main news stories.
France's face veil ban takes effect today
A controversial ban on facial veils has come into effect in France today, despite protests by interest groups that the ban violates European human rights law.