Friday, April 28, 2017

Germany Imposed A Partial Ban On The Veil

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German MPs approved on Thursday a law imposing a ban on the veil in part, especially for female employees in the state, in the process of voting took place after the country received more than one million immigrants, mostly Muslims.

The House of Representatives also approved a series of measures designed to better address the attacks, in particular through the imposition of wearing an electronic bracelet on some of the suspects who are considered "dangerous."

The first text forced civil servants to reveal their faces completely in the context of their jobs, but it does not ban the veil in public places.

Relates to the law, which was issued months before legislative elections on September 24 / September will play where the issue of the integration of immigrants who have flocked to this country a key role, female employees of State and public administrations, including judges and soldiers. It also includes elements of the electoral commissions.

The law also provides for non-working women in the state, that "when the identification of identity is necessary and required" authorities could claim to remove the veil from the face.

"Duty of neutrality"

The law includes passed Thursday evening exceptions, for example, if the risk of infection.

It is not officially limited to the Islamic veil, but the wording is clearly held to target the veil and admitted after Germany received since the 2015 decision of the Chancellor Angela Merkel more than one million asylum seekers, mostly Muslims coming from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The effects of the refugee influx this question within the German society about their integration, and strengthened the party site "alternative for Germany" national anti-immigration, which increased the proportion of his support to 15% of the intentions of the votes, before returning back down to 10%.

According to the text of the law, "the duty of the state to present itself as neutral ideologically and religiously," he said, adding "that obscured the face of religious or ideological reasons during the exercise of public function (...) is incompatible with this duty of neutrality."

Said Interior Minister Thomas de Mesiar in a statement Thursday "merger also means to express clearly and convey to other cultures of our values and the limits of our tolerance."

And it continues to be the law was passed in the Senate until it becomes effective.

It has already been banned from several countries of the European Union, in whole or in part the veil, or began to block the mechanism.

France was the first European country to ban the veil in public places came into force under the 2011 Act and Belgium followed suit in the same year. In the Netherlands, the Senate is currently considering a bill passed in 2016 and provides for a partial ban.

In contrast, there has been no ban on veils in countries such as Britain, Spain, and Portugal.

- Electronic bracelet -

The House of Representatives also approved Thursday evening, several measures to strengthen security.

These measures include the possibility of imposing electronic bracelet of a judge's decision on some of the suspects who are considered by the authorities to a special degree of violence may pose a security risk, such as Islamic extremists.

It also approved the House of Representatives on the establishment of a common central database between the federal and local police, and to tighten sanctions on people who attack police officers and military personnel and equipment of emergency, and agreed on the European memorandum on the exchange of air travelers efforts, in particular, to combat terrorism data more effectively.

The government of Angela Merkel embarked on such measures after a truck run over the attack, which targeted a market for the Christmas holiday on December 19 / December in Berlin, killed 12 people.

And the adoption of the Islamic State attack, which was carried out by Anis al-Amiri, a Tunisian asylum seeker rejected the police and has been classified as dangerous. The attack provoked a shock in Germany and pointed to the imbalance in the work of the German security apparatus.

And voted for the opposition and supporters of the environment and the party "de-Linke" left-wing radical against the law script.

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