It will, no doubt be the cause of much disquiet and a few ructions and it will provoke a wave of protest from those who believe that it is over the top to ban an item of clothing but it's the right thing to do if Islamic fundamentalism is going to be halted. Of course, much more will be needed to stop the fanatics but banning the veil is a good start.
Why do I say such things which are bound to produce a few challenging comments? Because of the following:-
Wearing the niqab is.....
- Anti social
- Potentially a grave security risk
- Rapidly becoming a symbol of extremism
- Demeaning to women
- Not British
If you believe that banning an item of clothing is too much like state control of the individual remember we already have it in this country.:-
- Shopping centres that ban "hoodies"
- Banks that ban motor cycle helmets
- Hotels and restaurants that insist on ties/jackets (for males)
- Customs Offices, passport controls, immigration counters all ban face coverings (except for Muslims)
Not that I've tried it out!
Believe me, if we do not act soon, we are only a few years away from parts of our cities becoming 'no go' areas to women who do not cover their faces (Christians as well as Muslims).