Europe’s Fear of the Burqa: Speigel Online

“Many believe that those who hide their faces are rejecting Western values along with integration and participation in the society in which they live. And, worst of all, those who hide their faces reject Europe’s most precious birthright: Respect for the individual,” write Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Stefan Simons in German news website Speigel Online.

A clear majority of Germans, French, Spanish and British all support a ban on face covering burquas. However, most Americans however would reject such a ban, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, based in Washington.

Read more