November 25, 2015

Swiss state votes to ban niqabs and burkas, will fine people £6,500 for wearing one

StaffRebel Columnist

The local government of Ticino, Switzerland is banning burkas and niqabs.

The Local reports, “citizens in the Italian-speaking canton in the south of Switzerland supported the ban in a referendum in September 2013, with around two in three voters backing the move.”

MORE: How Canadians really feel: The niqab debate, by the numbers

The government had wanted the ban on burqas and niqabs to apply to other face coverings too such as masks, however, members of parliament only voted for a law applying to the wearing of Muslim veils.

According to Act for America, the minimum fine is 100 francs (£65) and women can be given a penalty of up to 10,000 francs (£6,500).

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The law applies to tourists too. People visiting will be informed by customs that is unlawful to hide your face.

Meanwhile in Canada, you are allowed to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies and even while voting.

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commented 2015-11-27 18:21:42 -0500
Andrew those face coverings mark them , and don’t say Muslims as this is only for women.
commented 2015-11-27 14:08:50 -0500
I actually am not fond of the state banning religious symbols or clothing, except of course expecting it at the ballot box, citizenship services, in court, ect. But I am glad the Swiss are doing something. What would be better to is to prevent the burka clad from coming into the country to begin with.
commented 2015-11-26 12:51:47 -0500
Kudos to the courageous ‘two thirds’ in that Swiss canton for helping to save yourselves and indirectly, your country, and the positive effect it will have on patriots elsewhere, by standing up and doing the right thing.
Unfortunately, I look for the next Islamist terrorist attack to be there – only bigger and uglier than Paris…
commented 2015-11-26 10:35:28 -0500
Next up, yellow badges for all Muslims.
commented 2015-11-26 03:02:08 -0500
Good move on the part of the Swiss.
commented 2015-11-26 02:08:46 -0500
WOW some sanity for a change, i can hear the left crying racism over this already. That means it is not racism and it is a good thing.
commented 2015-11-26 01:49:31 -0500
Finally, a country with a brain. What an easy way for a terrorist, or common criminal to hide from the law & maybe that’s the reason those 2 Paris terrorist attackers have not yet been apprehended. You have to be brain deficient not to ban the burqa/niqab body bag.
P.S… topic….if anyone has the link to the website re the lady exposing Islam to a group of Colorado patriots, or if you remember on which thread it was posted, could you please repost it here. Thank you
commented 2015-11-25 23:55:38 -0500
We need a referendum…..but sadly, Trudeau would never allow it. Not very democratic!
commented 2015-11-25 23:39:55 -0500
25,000 new Sharia indoctrinated “citizens” coming soon to a honour killing near you! Or men disguised as women in a burqua robbing a bank or jewellery store (its happened at least three times in Toronto), and more!

I almost was ploughed by a woman wearing one while driving two weeks ago. She didn’t see the stop sign or my car turning due to the blinder effect. Just wonderful.
commented 2015-11-25 23:25:51 -0500
I guess this is why the Swiss stand apart from Europe: they want no part of the wider cesspool that’s being created beyond their borders. Much of the Euro leadership, as they have for centuries, secured their wealth within Switzerland for this reason: it cannot be touched by the failures they cause in Europe. It also helps that Switzerland is an armed camp. This is something that will be highly instructive when the American Union is broken and Alberta joins up with the new nation created out of the Red States.
commented 2015-11-25 22:05:15 -0500
@deborah Graupner Yes Wynne should lose her scarf/headgear. It needs to be replaced with a bridle and bit so she can be reined in.
commented 2015-11-25 21:04:44 -0500
This is just a drop in the bucket. Ban islam from all free democratic nations, with a solid assurance that liberals can never dispute this, ever.
commented 2015-11-25 20:53:58 -0500
I heard that France did the same last year. For the sake of women, I hope Canada follows them. Even Tom MulCair recently said that they look terrible.
commented 2015-11-25 19:59:09 -0500
Wynne and Trudeau can rest assured knowing that their offshore accounts are being managed by a society that is protecting it’s culture.
commented 2015-11-25 19:38:26 -0500
A little touch of sanity somewhere in the world. That’s encouraging.
commented 2015-11-25 18:21:33 -0500
Someone should inform Wynnie, that she really doesn’t have to wear her head gear anymore!
commented 2015-11-25 18:05:25 -0500
Not only should they ban the Burkas, they should ban the Burks that wear them. Who needs a bunch of half baked morons, walking around, dressed like Salt Shakers in Mourning. This is a good start, perhaps the EU will start to wake up. I wish Canada would do the same, but as long as we have idiots misruling us, I am not expecting any changes for the better.
commented 2015-11-25 17:56:49 -0500
Way to go Switzerland.!
This is good news for all women.
commented 2015-11-25 17:25:13 -0500
A wise move! The left is always pointing to the Swiss as leaders and a country we should emulate. I wonder if they’ll say that now?
commented 2015-11-25 16:57:26 -0500
Since the day l heard of armed terrorists freely negotiating the streets of ,l believe,
Baghdad,dressed like women I knew it was a no brainer to ban clothing that hides identity and intent,in the western.
commented 2015-11-25 16:45:43 -0500
I know I am sick of seeing more and more of them downtown here. Cultural imperialism.