In what is a full u-turn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided that it is inappropriate in certain public situations to have full facial coverage.
“The full veil must be banned wherever it is legally possible,” she said.
Merkel received a huge applause as she made the comments at the Christian Democratic Union conference.
The Sun reports:
It marks a U-turn for CDU party leaders, who have previously expressed scepticism of a full ban despite growing calls for it among rank and file members.
Merkel has also stopped short of calling for a ban, saying only that she must find the right legal and political balance.
Party members have recently expressed hope it would encompass both the burka and the niqab, which shows slightly more of a woman’s face.
Germany saw about 890,000 asylum-seekers arrive last year, many after Merkel decided in September 2015 to let in migrants who were stuck in Hungary.
Numbers have since declined sharply, but Merkel’s approach to the migrant crisis has provoked discord within her Christian Democratic Union, which has seen a string of poor state election results this year.
Unabashed freedom of religion is vital, but when it begins to threaten national security, something has to give. There are just certain circumstances that require being able to see your face. Muslim only have their men to blame, on many levels.
If you did not have Muslim men dressing as women in order to kill people, and sending women out to kill people, this would not be an issue…now would it?
With everyone soooo serious lately – how about a little comic relief?
The Flipside with Michael Loftus makes fun of Joseph Clancy, the head of the secret service. This is one of the funniest skits I have ever seen. With Barack Obama heading out the door, maybe the Secret Service will finally get their act together! If not, Donald Trump will have to say, “You’re Fired!”
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