Muslim woman forced to take veil off by armed police in Austria

A Muslim woman was forced to remove her veil as a new law banning niqabs came into force in Austria.

Muslim woman forced to take veil off by armed police in AustriaThe woman was pictured wearing a niqab – which covers most of the face except the eyes – in the town of Zell am See on Sunday.

However, it wasn’t long before she was approached by armed police who ordered her to remove it.

Items covering the face have been banned in public places, with some exceptions – namely ‘cultural events’, or for doctors who need to wear medical masks during procedures.

Anyone violating the law could now be hit with a €150 fine.

Announcing the ban, officials in Vienna claimed that it would encourage ‘acceptance and respect’.

‘Acceptance and respect of Austrian values are basic conditions for successful cohabitation between the majority Austrian population and people from third countries living in Austria,’ they said…

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