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    Merkel Calls for Burqa Ban in Germany

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to ban the full-face veil worn mostly by Muslim women as a way to stop “any parallel societies developing” in Germany.

    Merkel had just been re-elected as chairwoman of her Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party at its annual conference Tuesday when she said the burqa should be forbidden “wherever legally possible,” which would include schools, courts and other public buildings.

    “In communication between people, which is of course essential to our living together, we have to show our faces,” she said.

    While it is unclear whether the German constitution would allow a ban on the burqa, Merkel stressed the importance of integration for new-comers, and this includes rejecting the full-face veil.

    Merkel’s comments come as she has seen her approval ratings drop because of her decision to accept around one million refugees into Germany during the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.

    She is facing a heavy challenge from the right-wing populist Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party, which has been fueled by anti-immigration sentiment. Earlier this year, the Afd called Islam incompatible with the German constitution and called for a ban on minarets and the burqa.

    “The 2017 election will be more difficult than any election before, at least since German reunification,” Merkel said, acknowledging there was a “strong polarization of our society.”

    Should Germany implement Merkel’s plan, it would join three other European countries - France, Belgium and the Netherlands - that have specific bans on the face-covering garment.

    Merkel Calls for Burqa Ban in Germany

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    It is my opinion that you cannot cure a potential disease by removing one of the symptoms.

    If you believe the symptom is caused by a disease then treat the root not the symptoms that surface. Equally, if there is no root then there is no disease...so look further...

    I saw one poster moaning about a refugee raping a girl....Is the root problem refugees or men?
    Should we get rid of all men from the EU to stop rapes? Getting rid of all the refugees will not lower the average significantly...

    Media and their statistics are sending the average person crazy with hate and fear. One has to question why they are doing this...what has to be gained by isolation and hatred of the unknown.

    I pass 2 x refugees camps on my way to work every day...(Ingolstadt West Park and opposite the Football ground) I see many families that I feel sorry for and woud have no problems giving much of my salary for in tax....

    ...and then I see many, many not in these camps and obviously not refugees and proved not to be, but cannot be deported....and these I would happiily explain the history of the SS and detention camps.....

    Fook,..I was relying on German history to ensure I was safe from the nig nogs here...

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    Merkel is basically running around in circles trying to win re-election next year. Good luck with that, Angela.

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    Indonesia is Indonesian. Most women wear a hijab but very few full-on burka jobs.

    But much of it is not religious it is cultural.

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    she makes a correct step with that...In public buildings they should uncover face, as do people wearing helmets...

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    Merkel should wear a burka.. fugly cnut

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    In public buildings they should uncover face, as do people wearing helmets
    Why, so their faces can be photographed for posterity?

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