Veiled Debate Arrives in Germany State Prohibits Burqas at Work for Public Employees

Germany has generally steered clear of the issue of what Muslim women can wear in public. But that might now change. The announcement by a city employee in Frankfurt that she will begin wearing more than her usual headscarf to work has sparked widespread criticism, including barbs from inside the Muslim community.  
A case in Frankfurt could reignite the debate on wearing burqas and niqabs in public.

A case in Frankfurt could reignite the debate on wearing burqas and niqabs in public.

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