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Denmark Bans Face Veils — Including Burqas And Niqabs — In Public

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Denmark Bans Face Veils — Including Burqas And Niqabs — In Public
Denmark joins a number of other European countries that have banned face veils in public.
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Denmark has passed a law banning burqas and niqabs along with other garments that cover the face.

The law is known as a "burqa ban," but the country's Parliament says the ban isn't aimed at any particular religion. 

France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have similar restrictions in place.

When the bill was proposed, Denmark's justice minister said it was against Danish values to "keep the face hidden when meeting" in public. Amnesty international called the ban a "discriminatory violation of women's rights."