The Dutch might finally be taking a stand against Islam.
“Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport,” the government said in a statement after the cabinet backed interior minister Ronald Plasterk’s bill.
The ban does not apply to wearing the burqa on the street, but only “in specific situations where it is essential for people to be seen” or for security reasons Mark Rutte, the prime minister, told journalists after the cabinet meeting.
“The bill does not have any religious background,” Mr Rutte said.
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