February 02, 2011

Burqa Ban in German State of Hesse

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(Wiesbaden, Germany) Announced yesterday, the burqa is banned from being worn by state employees during working hours in the state of Hesse.

The decision came from the office of the Interior Minister Boris Rhein.

Interior Minister Rhein said the state government was on safe legal ground because public service workers were obliged to be politically and religiously neutral. Veiled women conveyed the image that was not consistent with liberal and cosmopolitan values.

“What’s more, the burka can be understood as a sign of an attitude contrary to the values of the western world,” said Rhein.

The environmentalist Greens members of Hesse’s state parliament backed the decision.

Sign of an attitude, eh? I concur.

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