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The government of the western German state of Baden-Württemberg agreed on Tuesday to ban full-face coverings, often known as burqa or niqab, in schools.
State Premier and prominent Green politician Winfried Kretschmann conceded that cases of full-face veiling in schools were rare, but said that nonetheless, a legal ruling was necessary for the rare cases.
Kretschmann said that full-face veiling did not belong in a free society. But he added that such a ban at the university level, where students are adults, was a more complex question. For now, the rule in Baden-Wurttemberg will only apply to primary and secondary education.
originally posted by: paraphi
Burqa's are a sign of the oppression of women, both by religion, by men and by their own cultures.
It is appropriate that a modern liberal country, such as Germany, starts to tackle the problem of parallel cultures within their own borders. This is especially important within education. Too little, too late though. Germany drove a nail into the coffin when the borders were flung open.
originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: bigsnowman
In my state they banned the wearing of ball cap in drivers license photos because of Timothy V. of the OK city bombing. Yet they will let females wear veils for their pictures, it's about time they stopped this crap. (I know a veils are a religious beliefs, if you saw my bald head you'd say put a damn cap on your fugly without it).
originally posted by: Gothmog
It is because of covering the face
Some EU countries have already adopted that law.