Brexit party backs ban of veils, new Muslim schools in platform
LONDON | Britain’s anti-EU U.K. Independence Party said it will promote social unity by banning face-covering veils and barring the opening of new Islamic schools.
The right-wing party on Monday unveiled what it calls an “integration agenda” ahead of Britain’s June 8 snap general election. It includes bans on Shariah law and on wearing face-covering veils in public, and a call for the prosecution of parents of girls subjected to female genital mutilation.
UKIP, whose former leader Nigel Farage is close to Donald Trump, played a major role in Britain’s decision last year to leave the EU but is struggling to remain relevant now that it has achieved its main goal.