This is the same Jean-Claude DRUNKER screaming Islamophobia at every opportunity he had. What has changed his mind now? How will anything change banning the veil if Islam is not banned?
The damage these Euro fools have done is already irreversible. They need to be tried and charged with treason. Nothing less will be good enough.
‘Ban Islamic face veils across the EU’: Jean-Claude Juncker’s political party – the largest in the European Parliament – calls for new rules and says covering up is helping terrorists
- The European People’s Party said it would be beneficial for security and ‘human interaction’
- The party is the largest in the European Parliament, with 216 seats
- Motion approved at party congress specifically mentions the burka and niqab
- It also called for measures to avoid concentrating ‘third country nationals’ in any one place
The biggest party in the European Parliament – which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is a member of – has called for a Europe-wide ban on face veils.
The European People’s Party (EPP) claims the measure would be beneficial for security, and help ‘human interaction’.
It also called for measures to avoid concentrating thousands of ‘third country nationals’ in any one place, and said welfare payments should be linked to ‘mandatory integration requirements’.
A ban on face veils was adopted by the centre-right party at its annual congress in March last week.
The resolution was named ‘For a cohesive society: Countering Islamic extremism’, and specified the burka and niqab.
EPP leader Manfred Weber told reporters in Germany: ‘We want a total ban of face covering in the EU.’
A measure introduced by the party states Islamic face coverings should be banned ‘both for reasons of security and because seeing one another’s faces is an integral part of human interaction in Europe’.
The party, which is affiliated with Angela Merkel’s CDU party, holds 216 of 751 seats in the European Parliament.
The British Conservative Party was a member of the EPP until 2009, but quit because it felt the group was too pro-Europe.
Party insiders hope the measure will be will discussed by the EU, The Express reports.
In 2010 France introduced a ban on face coverings, and parts of Switzerland soon followed.
In December last year German Chancellor Merkel told her party conference that a full face veil is ‘inappropriate and should be banned wherever it is legally possible’.
Earlier this year British Prime Minister Theresa May resisted a similar move, saying: ‘What a woman wears is a woman’s choice.’