Bans on full-face Muslim veils spread across Europe

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Washington: Earlier this month, Denmark became the fifth country in Europe to introduce a ban on face coverings in public places.

  • Rebecca Tan
  • The Age
  • Washington Post

The policy is widely viewed as being targeted at Muslim women who wear veils such as the niqab.

Despite protests in the capital, Copenhagen, police have started enforcing the law in earnest.

Psek 8hOn August 3, a 28-year-old wearing the niqab, which covers the entire body except the eyes, was attacked by another Danish woman who tried to pull her veil off, the Guardian reported.

Police fined the Muslim woman $US156 ($214).

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