Germany Proposes Partial Ban on Face Veils in Public Places

August 19, 2016 1:23 PM

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Germany Proposes Partial Ban on Face Veils in Public Places

BERLIN — Under growing pressure from the far right in German state elections next month, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc said on Friday that Muslim women should be barred from wearing face veils in schools, universities and when driving.

The proposal, which would ban the wearing of veils in any circumstance in which showing one’s face is essential to establishing identity, was announced by the interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, who has been increasingly in the spotlight after a series of terrorist assaults and a gun rampage last...

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