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Belgium drafts law to ban burka
From the Daily Mail and Euro News
Belgium is set to become the first European country to impose a full ban on wearing a burkha. A parliamentary committee in Belgium has unanimously voted to ban the wearing of full face-covering veils in public, paving the way for the first clampdown of its kind in Europe. Officials say that the draft law will probably be put to a vote of the full house on April 22.
If passed, it means burkhas, niqabs and other full face veils would be outlawed from the streets, parks, schools and all public buildings. Belgium's draft law has the backing of all five parties in the nation's coalition government.
As feelings run high, a Muslim teacher in Belgium who has fought a legal battle to wear the veil at school was refused access to her classroom on Tuesday.
A lot can go wrong between now and 22nd April but the will is there.