Saturday, November 18, 2006

I hope you're consistent, Straw!

... Indeed, I criticised the French government when it banned the hijab in schools and workplaces. On the niqab, I also defend the right of those who wish to wear it. As I said in my column in the Lancashire Telegraph, I ask women who come to my constituency surgeries wearing the niqab if they would mind removing it because I find that face to face communication is easier. If they do not want to remove it, that is their decision. I would never support a ban on wearing the niqab....


The Dutch has banned the niqab.

note for myself:
need to read
I have to comment to that article.