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The Dutch government will agree to introduce a ban on Friday making the Netherlands the third country in Europe to prohibit the burka, behind France and Belgium.
Women caught wearing a burka in public, on the streets, public transport and in schools or hospitals will be fined £330.
There will be exemptions for mosques, or other religious buildings and for foreign women travelling through the transit lounges of international Dutch airports.
Cabinet ministers are poised to insist that the burqa does “not fit into our open society and women must participate fully.”
Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
The crosses were "offensive" to muslim sensibilities and so, for political correctness, they were banned.
A new dress code for the police includes a ban on religious symbols such as crosses and headscarves, the Nederlands Dagblad reports on Wednesday.
The code emphasises that the police are there for all citizens and obvious religious affiliations are not desirable, the paper says. Instead, the aim is for 'lifestyle neutrality'.
Large tattoos and unusual piercings are also no longer acceptable because they could frighten or intimidate people. Police officers with large tattoos will have to cover them up.
Originally posted by Merigold
I disagree with any ban on religious expression ( beyond practical stuff, like..you can't wear it in a bank, or take your passport picture in it).