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 !