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Belgium Bans the burqa - Muslims express concern that the US will follow and adopt the ban

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Muslims in America are reacting to a the ban in Belgium to ban the niqab, or face veil. Islamic organizations and mosques all across the country issued statements condemning the ban, calling it a new mechanism for discrimination and "Islamophobia". 

Belgium banned the Burqa and the Niqab for security reasons, a full face covering does not allow to identify who is hiding under the veil. 

In countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, Islamic veil symbolizes the oppression of women under Sharia law. 

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The list of European countries adopting Burqa and Niqab bans has gained a new member. Countries that already had such a ban include – France – Belgium – Netherlands – Bulgaria – Austria – Denmark. – Switzerland.

Face-covering veils includes traditional headdresses like the burqa or nikab and other items concealing the face. 

In countries that banned the full face veils it won't be allowed in schools, hospitals, inside admin buildings, on public transport and other public places or buildings. 

The ban doesn’t prevent your head from being covered, just your face and identity. 

Violators of tes ban could be fined up to 177 US dollars in Austria and up to €405 fine in the Netherlands. 

In Muslim countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan The Islamic veil symbolizes oppression of women under Sharia laws. 

There is no mention of an Islamic veil or burqa in the Koran. There are moderate Muslims who call to ban the burqa in the West.

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