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# burqa - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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.

# burqa - Saturday 4 August, 2018

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 - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

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.”

# burqa - Thursday 31 May, 2018

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.

# burqa - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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.

# burqa - Saturday 23 September, 2017

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.

# burqa - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Right-wing anti-immigrant politician wears burqa in Australian parliament

Pauline Hanson said she was highlighting the safety risks of wearing the garment.

# burqa - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'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.

# burqa - Friday 19 August, 2016

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.

# burqa - Friday 12 August, 2016

The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of "burkinis"

The ban follows an attack on nearby Nice which killed 85 people.

# burqa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Australian parliament decides NOT to make women in burqas sit in a glass enclosure

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.

# burqa - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# burqa - Monday 10 February, 2014

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.

# burqa - Saturday 18 January, 2014

# burqa - Monday 4 November, 2013

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.

# burqa - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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 - Friday 19 August, 2011

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.

Poll: Do you agree with banning the burqa? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# burqa - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Italy takes first steps to banning face veil

The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.

# burqa - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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.

# burqa - Monday 11 April, 2011

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.