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Switzerland votes to approve proposal to ban face coverings worn by Muslim women and protesters, but not COVID-19 masks – ABC News

Swiss voters narrowly approve a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country, and the ski masks and bandannas…

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Swiss voters have narrowly approved a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country, and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.

  • The measure will outlaw covering one’s face in public places like on public transport and even walking outside
  • The Swiss government had opposed the measure as excessive because full-face coverings are a “marginal phenomenon”
  • It’s estimated that at most a few dozen Muslim women wear full-face coverings in the…

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