While this is a subject that has been going under consideration for quite a long time, especially in France, today it has become more concrete. Belgium has officially gone ahead with the ban on the niqab, the face veil, in public. No partial or full face covering is permitted anymore. France is fiercely fighting to have it enacted, but there is a serious division among politicians over the subject. Though headscarved in public schools were banned in France way back in 2004.
I am 100 percent in support of this. I was never in favor of the face covering, and Quran does not even ask for it. Having said that, Europe does NOT have the right to pass a law any further than this. It's ridiculous to have laws about the dress code! The Turkish law about no head-scarves in universities was was such a farce!
But this, I simply cannot rationalize or come into terms with! What on earth is this?