Switzerland Votes to Ban Burkas, Niqabs in Public

Switzerland narrowly voted to ban face coverings in public, including burkas and niqabs worn by Muslim women. Several groups including the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) brought up the measure and it passed 51.2% to 48.8% on Sunday. A leading Islamic group condemned the vote to ban burkas and said it’s “a dark day” for … Continue reading Switzerland Votes to Ban Burkas, Niqabs in Public