£6,500 fine on women wearing burqa or niqab
Switzerland: Ticino region imposes £6,500 fine on women ...
Women wearing Islamic veils that cover their faces could be fined up to £6,500 in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, Switzerland, under a new law that bans the ...
This article names several countries in Europe, Africa and Asia exhibiting INTOLERANCE of the Islamic way of dressing.
Some of them are France, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Senegal . And many more.
No wonder that Aamir Khan, ShahRukh Khan, SoniaG, RahulG, Azam Khan, Abu Azmi et al do not want to go there to live.
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Women, including tourists, are now banned from wearing burqa and niqab in public spaces in Switzerland Reuters
Women wearing Islamic veils that cover their faces could be fined up to £6,500 in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, Switzerland, under a new law that bans the use of such garments in public. The law went into effect on 24 November after more than 50% of people in Ticino voted in favour of a ban on face veils in public areas in 2013.
What are the burqa, niqab and hijab?
The burqa is usually worn by women in some Islamic countries. It covers the entire body with the exception of a semi-transparent cloth over the eyes.
The niqab is also worn by some Muslim women and covers the head and chest, with the exception of the eyes.
The hijab covers the head and hair, but not the face.
The ban was also supposed to be applied to people who cover their faces with, for example, masks and balaclavas during protests. However, lawmakers restricted the ban only to the Islamic veils to avoid comparing people who wear these garments to masked protesters and hooligans, the ATS news agency reported.
People, including tourists, who defy the ban will be fined between 100 francs ($100, £65) and 10,000 francs ($10,000, £6,500).
Islamic garments have been already banned in several countries. France introduced the ban on the burqa and other garments that cover faces in 2010. The country was the first to introduce the ban on burqas, followed by Belgium and, to a lesser extent, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Which countries have banned the burqa?
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Syria banned the burqa in 2010 after a rise in extremism among young Muslims. Turkey, which had never formally banned the hijab or burqa but discouraged their use, saw a change of policy in 2013 and allowed women to wear the hijab in state institutions, with the exception of civil service jobs and government offices.
Burqas have been recently banned in Senegal, Chad, Niger and Cameroon among fears the garments can be used by Boko Haram terrorists to disguise their identity as well as explosive before an attack.
Several European countries have seen a rise in anti-Muslim sentiments following terror attacks, such as the one in Paris on 13 November that left 130 people dead .
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PRIMITIVE CUSTOMS IN COUNTRIES WHERE WILD AND CRUDE MEN CAN ABDUCT AND RAPE ANY WOMAN THEY FANCY AND THEN SELL HER OFF!
IT IS SAID THAT THE FIRST WARLORD OF ISLAM MOHAMMED OF MECCA COULD POINT HIS FINGER AT ANY ARAB, JESISH OR CHRISTIAN BEAUTY THAT EXCITED HIM AND SHE WAS DELIVERED TO HIM BEFORE NIGHTFALL FOR HIS BED. THUS THE WOMEN IN MECCA DECIDED TO COVER THEMSELVES UP, HEAD TO FOOT, TO ESCAPE THE ATTENTION OF THE BIGGEST WOMEN'S PREDATOR WHO EVEN PROMISED VIRGINS TO HIS SOLDIERS IF THEY DIED FIGHTING FOR HIM.