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# Burqa ban

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# Burqa ban
Ban on burqas in public places in the Netherlands takes effect
Between 200 and 400 women are estimated to wear a burqa or niqab in the country of 17 million people.
# 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.
# 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.”
Debate Room: Should we ban the burqa in Ireland?
This week Angela Merkel has said that she supports prohibition of the burqa. Should we also ban face veils here in Ireland?
# 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.
# Netherlands
Dutch government plans to ban the burqa (sort of)
“It has nothing to do with religion,” says the Prime Minister.
# living together
Here's why France's burqa ban 'does not violate human rights'
The country’s aim of ‘living together’ justifies the law, said the ECtHR.
# 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.
# 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.