This will stir a huge controversy, like France’s hijab ban. But it is a worthwhile step toward reasserting Europe’s own cultural identity, which Europeans have trampled into the mud lo these many years. From the BBC, with thanks to M.B.:
The Dutch immigration minister says she will look into the legality of banning the burqa, the robes worn by some Muslim women to cover their bodies.
Rita Verdonk made the pledge after a majority in parliament said it would support such a ban.
The proposal was put forward by independent politician Geert Wilders.
“That women should walk the streets in a totally unrecognisable manner is an insult to everyone who believes in equal rights,” he said.
“This law is a comfort to moderate Muslims and will contribute to integration in the Netherlands,” he added in a statement….
If the Netherlands does decide to ban the burqa, it will be the first European country to do so.