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    Default Women forced to remove the veil on day one of Austrian burqa ban

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...n-comes-force/

    Helen Nianias, 1 OCTOBER 2017

    Muslim women in Austria were forced by police to remove their facial coverings on Sunday, as an anti-burqa law came into effect.

    The so-called 'burqa ban' prohibits facial coverings including niqabs and burqas, and also places restrictions on surgical masks, ski masks and clown make-up worn in public.

    Yesterday, a woman wearing a niqab facial veil, which only leaves the eyes uncovered, was seen being told to remove her veil by two police officers in Zell am See, a city south of Saltzburg.

    Those who defy the ban could face a fine of €150 (£132).

    While the rule applies to some non-religious facial coverings, it is mostly perceived to be directed at the extremely modest clothes worn by a minority of Muslim women.


    Police officers ask a woman to unveil her face in Zell am See, Austria

    Full veils remain rare in Austria despite the surge of migrants and refugees into Europe in 2015, but they have become a target for right-wing groups and political parties.

    The measures, similar to those in other European Union countries such as France, also apply to visitors even though large numbers of Arab tourists holiday in the Alpine country.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has previously indicated her support for a similar law in Germany, saying: “Our law takes precedence over codes of honor, tribal or family rules, and over sharia law.”

    Some Muslim groups in Austria have criticised the ban. Carla Amina Bhagajati of the Islamic Religious Community in Austria said the “handful” of fully veiled women she knows of in Vienna “now are criminalized and... restricted to their homes.”

    The legislation was brought in by the outgoing centrist government of Chancellor Christian Kern. The government said: "Acceptance and respect of Austrian values are basic conditions for successful cohabitation between the majority Austrian population and people from third countries living in Austria."

    However, the strong support for the new law could point towards political upheaval in Austria's general election on October 15.

    Austrian parties campaigning on anti-migrant messages are predicted to win and form a coalition government, reflecting a swing to the right in a country that has mainly had centrist governments since World War II.

    The election is expected to see the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) come second or third and potentially enter a coalition with Sebastian Kurz of the centre-right.

    Other measures that came into force Sunday include immigrants signing an "integration contract" and compulsory courses in the German language and "values".
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    Someone should tell these women that there are more enlightened countries that respect a woman's right to remain concealed. I am sure with this knowledge there will be a mass Exodus of women leaving the West for the more culturally advanced countries of the Middle East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    Someone should tell these women that there are more enlightened countries that respect a woman's right to remain concealed. I am sure with this knowledge there will be a mass Exodus of women leaving the West for the more culturally advanced countries of the Middle East.
    Should be their choice what to wear. Not government saying they can't. This is illegal too:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Should be their choice what to wear. Not government saying they can't. This is illegal too:





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    You are right, but for some reason the refugees seeking freedom seem to come this way versus the other way. Someone should warn them how bigoted, hateful, homophobic ( and all those other terms you guys throw around) that the West is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Should be their choice what to wear. Not government saying they can't. This is illegal too:











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