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Woman From Afghanistan on Black Background

The Burqa Ban: A Feminist Policy

1/26/2017

In an unexpected statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed that Germanyban the burqa or niqab (the Islamic headdresses that covers a woman's face) wherever possible. Merkel's statementmay be understandably shocking to some people: from the woman who wants no government interventionin her life, to the man who fears the impending consequences of Islamophobia, the ban seems scary and unjust.