Sunday, January 17, 2010

British Party Wants To Ban Burkas

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has made it clear that burkas are not welcome in his country. But he stopped short of calling for an outright ban.

Not so for a British political party. The UK Independence Party is calling for legislation that would make wearing burkas in Britain a crime.

Speaking on the BBC, the leader of the party's delegation to the European Union argued that burkas symbolize an increasingly divided Britain, oppress women and are a security risk.

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