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Bulgaria bans full-face Islamic veil in public

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Ban the Burqa anti Islamic veil graffiti on the corner of Gladstone Street and Station Street, Newtown

Ban the Burqa anti Islamic veil graffiti on the corner of Gladstone Street and Station Street, Newtown. Photo: Beau Giles / flickr.


PanARMENIAN.Net – Bulgaria banned on Friday, September 30 face-covering Islamic veils in public, joining a small number of EU countries as the debate rages across Europe about religious freedoms, AFP reports.

Parliament approved the law that “bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face”, referring to the burqa or the more common niqab.

Infringements carry fines of 200 leva (103 euros, $114), rising to 1,500 leva for repeated offences.

Full story: panarmenian.net


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