Belgian politician offers burqa bounty | Belgium News | Al Jazeera

Belgian politician offers burqa bounty

Right-wing official offers $250 to anyone who reports women openly wearing face-veils to police.

    A right-wing Belgian politician has offered a financial reward of more than $250 to anyone who reports a woman wearing a face veil in public to the police.

    The wearing of veils in public, worn by a small minority of Muslim women, was banned by the government last year.

    Right-wing groups say the ban is not being enforced, however, because police are afraid doing so might lead to riots.

    Al Jazeera’s Bhanu Bhatnagar explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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