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Angela Merkel Calls for Ban on Full-Face Veils in Germany

posted on December 7, 2016

The New York Times’ Alison Smale reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her support of banning full-face veils on Tuesday. Merkel said that “a fully veiled woman scarcely has a chance at full integration in Germany.” With the announcement, Merkel acknowledged the importance of equal treatment and acceptance. Smale writes, “Ms. Merkel tried a tricky balancing act between holding fast to Western values and tilting farther right to avoid being outflanked by populist challengers.”

Read at The New York Times