Swiss could vote to ban face covering
ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland could become the latest country to ban facial coverings worn by some Muslim women after activists collected more than the 100,000 signatures required to put the proposal to a national vote. The group, called “Yes to a Mask Ban,” delivered the petition on Friday, setting up a vote by 2020.
“Facial coverings are a symbol of radical Islam that have nothing to do with religious freedom but are rather an expression of the oppression of women,” said Anian Liebrand, a Swiss campaign leader. “In Switzerland, we show our faces when we talk to each other.”