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Saturday, 20 August 2016


The German Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Maizière,
 considers that wearing the Burka is a not a question of security but a question of integration !  

He points out that many other countries, which have not yet legislated, are also of this opinion !  However, the main reason for his hesitation could be that a General Election must be held in Germany next year.   The Social Democrats in the Coalition with Merkel's CDU party, at present seem to be against any law banning the Burka !

But, one must not forget that Germany is still shocked after the two Terrorist attacks in Germany last month !  Is this really only a problem of "integration" ?  One must not forget the simple fact that citizens in ALL countries always expect to be protected from such attacks by their Governments !

The basic rule which must be respected is that "no one is permitted to hide his face in public to avoid being identified" !    If exceptions are made for mosques or for private homes, the law should make this clear !

There are several countries which need to review their legislation in this area !