Sweden May Let Universities Ban Burqas

August 5, 2010

Jan Björklund, Sweden's education minister, is calling for legal changes that would allow universities to bar students from wearing full-veil burqas, Swedish Wire reported. "Teaching is communication. It's about being able to look at each other in the eyes and communicate with each other," Björklund said in a radio interview. "In that way, I mean it is extremely unsuitable to allow clothing which covers the face."

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