“I might have made it 10 steps into the store and I hear the lady behind the counter say, ‘Ma’am, you need to take that off your face or you need to leave my store,'” Safi told WLS-TV.
Safi began to record the exchange on her cell phone. She told the clerk, who identified herself as the manager, that she was wearing a niqab and a hijab for religious purposes.
“I understand, but you have to understand, too, this is a high crime area and we get robbed a lot. You need to remove that from your face or remove yourself from the store,” the manager is heard saying in the video.
Other countries are banning burqas. Switzerland and France both have laws that ban the Muslim garb.
Switzerland’s banning burqas being passed throughout Europe. According to Express:
“Amnesty International termed it a ‘black day for human rights in Ticino.’
The Ticino law was inspired by a similar French ban, which was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights in 2014.
France’s parliament passed the burqa ban in 2010, leading to protests from Islamic groups who called it discriminatory.
Women can be fined up to £150 for wearing the burqa in France, which has the biggest Muslim population in western Europe.
An attempt by a British legal team to reverse the French ban was rejected last year.
European judges ruled that the measure aimed at stopping women covering their faces in public was entirely justified, adding that the garment threatened the right of people ‘to live together’.”
Source: Fox 6