Conservative German State Bans Burqas for Civil Servants

February 2, 2011

Author: Erik Kirschbaum

Source: Reuters FaithWorld

Hesse, a state run by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, on Wednesday became the first German region to ban Muslim face veils for public sector workers.


Hesse Interior Minister Boris Rhein announced it was “not acceptable” for the teacher in Frankfurt to wear a face veil because “public sector workers are obligated to have neutral religious and political views”.