Belgium moves towards public ban on burka and niqab

Belgium has moved to the forefront of a campaign to restrict the wearing of the Muslim veil by women when a key vote left it on track to become the first European country to ban the burka and niqab in public: Daniel Bacquelaine, the liberal MP who proposed a bill to ban partial or total covering of faces in public places, said: “We cannot allow someone to claim the right to look at others without being seen.