Angela Merkel’s conservatives call to ban Muslim woman from wearing the burqa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives want to ban Muslim women from wearing the full-face veil in public as part of a tightening of security in response to July’s terror attacks. “The full-face veil … does not comply with Germany, and we reject it,” Peter Tauber, the general secretary of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said during a press conference Monday afternoon. CDU politican Jens Spahn was the first to propose the ban in late July, telling Die Welt newspaper: “A ban on the full veil is overdue and would be a signal to the world. I don’t want to encounter a burqa in this country. In that sense I am burqaphobic.”

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