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In the Netherlands banned the wearing of burqas and balaclavas

В Нидерландах запретили носить паранджу и балаклавыThe closed Muslim clothing cannot be worn in public areas

The lower house of the Parliament of the Netherlands passed a law which prohibits the wearing in public places clothing that covers the face.

The ban applies to the burqa – women’s clothing similar to a burqa that completely covers the body and face, and niqabs – female headdress covering the face, with a narrow slit for the eyes, and also to balaclavas and motorcycle helmets.

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By law, such clothes cannot be worn in public transport, educational and medical institutions and governmental buildings. Violators will face a fine – 405 euros.

Now the law needs to approve the upper house of the Dutch Parliament.

As previously reported, on September 27 in Switzerland’s lower house of Parliament approved a bill to ban Muslim garments that cover the woman’s face.

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Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the burqa is not conducive to the integration of Muslim women in German society.

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