Brexit party backs ban of veils, new Mus­lim schools in plat­form

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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.

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