The politics of Germany's call for burka curbs

August 20, 2016 2:21 AM

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The politics of Germany's call for burka curbs

If Germany's interior minister has his way, Muslim women will be banned from covering their faces in nurseries, schools and universities, in public offices and courts and while driving.

Thomas de Maiziere has stopped short of proposing a complete ban. It is widely accepted that to totally ban the burka would violate Germany's constitution, which fiercely upholds the right to religious freedom.

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