May 28, 2010

Spanish Town Bans Burqa

(Lerida, Spain) Likely to add fuel to the existing controversy regarding the burqa ban in Belgium and the anticipated ban in France, the Spanish town of Lerida has banned the burqa in public buildings.
The town council voted to prohibit the "use of the veil and other clothes and accessories which cover the face and prevent identification in buildings and installations of the town hall."

The vote, by 23 to one with two abstentions, is the first of its kind in Spain, a country where Islamic veils and the body-covering burqas are little in evidence despite a large Muslim population.

The move is aimed at promoting "respect for the dignity of women and values of equality and tolerance," the town hall said in a statement.

Wow! "Respect for ... equality and tolerance" is near verbatim of what we hear incessantly from the Muslim leaders promoting sharia.

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