Concerned that its citizens may be under terrorist threat, Senegal is considering a nationwide ban on burqas and niqabs in public spaces. If the ban is enacted, some will likely tout this as a victory in strengthening security; while, others might see this ban as a discriminatory measure that infringes upon religious freedom.
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A huge part of the debate centers around how to achieve proper identification of an individual, if the face is covered. So how do different countries deal with the issue of religious headdresses in identification procedures?
Read more about the banning of religious headdress:
BBC: U.S. Muslim Ordered to Lift Veil
Front Page Mag: Burqa Ban Expanding in Africa