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Women to be fined up to £6,500 for wearing burkas in Swiss region

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 9:03
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Wearing a burka or niqab in public has been banned in the Swiss region of Ticino, with offenders facing a fine of up to £6,500.

The region's parliament approved the law on Monday, which will ban full-face veils, worn by women in many Muslim countries, in the wake of heightened terrorist alerts across Europe, Swiss news site The Local reports.

It is now a criminal offence for women in the Italian-speaking canton in southern Switzerland to cover their faces with the garments in all public places, including shops, restaurants, public buildings and behind the wheel of a car.

No exceptions will be made for tourists, but other forms of face coverings such as masks, balaclavas or crash helmets will still be permitted ….


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  • Oh yay!! Free women everywhere should stand up and fight against religious oppression of the female energy. No matter what religion it is. Do NOT tolerate it, at all.

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