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Why Burqas Are Illegal In Some Countries

Face veils are often viewed as a symbol of modesty in Islam, but many governments have put restrictions on them. So where are burqas banned?

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What's the difference between a hijab, niqab and burka? (bbc.co.uk)
"Hijab, niqab, burka - there are lots of different kinds of coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world."

Map: The places where Islamic face veils are banned (washingtonpost.com)
"This week, Chinese state media reported that Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region had approved a ban on the wearing of the Islamic burqa in public spaces in the city of Urumqi."

Nicolas Sarkozy says Islamic veils are not welcome in France (theguardian.com)
"Nicolas Sarkozy today took a hard line in France's latest row over Islamic dress, saying full veils and face coverings were a sign of women's debasement and "not welcome" on French soil."

Burqa bans already in place in many countries (news.com.au)
"AUSTRALIA is in the grips of another national debate about banning burqas."