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Swiss voters narrowly back ban on full face coverings in public places

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The Swiss I fear have opened a can of worms they will, in the fullness of time, deeply regret opening.

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I'm mixed with this, while i have no issues with them covering up when they are outside but if they ever enter an establishment i feel the owner of an establishment have the rights to dictate to a certain level that does not violate the national laws to protect their establishments.

It is also why most high security locations and financial establishments do not allow sunglasses as it weakens their security protocols.

So i'm kind of against the law but the law should be tweaked to allow establishments to dictate to a certain extend so their security cameras can fulfil the role of protecting the people inside.

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Desert TortoiseToday 12:13 pm JST

The Swiss I fear have opened a can of worms they will, in the fullness of time, deeply regret opening.

What are you implying ? Terrorism ?

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What are you implying ? Terrorism ?

Forcing people to be attacked because of their freedom of choice is a form of terrorism. That, some may say, gives them a right to retaliation?

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There are less than 100 women wearing a burqa or a niqap in all of Switzerland, so is this vote just to deter tourists or making ground for more restrictive measures of banning clothing? Or banning other things?

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@Kag

You make a good point. I remember a woman who used to travel on my subway trip to work in Osaka. Her face was completely hidden, not with a burqa but a strangely designed hat that made it impossible to see her face. Otherwise she was dressed much like everyone else. I thought she might have had a facial disfigurement, but I'm not sure. But if that was the case, it seems reasonable to allow her to cover her face.

And I agree that individual establishments should be allowed to set their own rules (within reasonable limits).

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RonriiUrufu

There are less than 100 women wearing a burqa or a niqap in all of Switzerland

That is a moving target. With more waves of refugees, which we can expect once the US starts "regime change" in Syria again, you can expect a whole new influx of radical islamists. So the current number, whatever you have read it is, is irrelevant.

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That is a moving target. With more waves of refugees, which we can expect once the US starts "regime change" in Syria again, you can expect a whole new influx of radical islamists.

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Right-wingers live by, and are motivated only through fear.

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Muslim women just need to say...

"This is my anti-Covid face mask, I don't want to remove it for health reasons"

Cops will be stumped.

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Swiss voters narrowly back ban on full face coverings in public places

The Burka ban is sensible and is something that moderate muslim countries also have.

However, it is quite ironic that the government wants to ban the islamist symbol while approving the governent ordained Corona face covers. I see some inventive Burka designs on the horizon.

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