Luxembourg confirms right of Muslim women to wear Niqab

People choosing to wear the veil as an expression of their faith may do so freely under Luxembourg law now and for the foreseeable future, the country's Justice Minister Felix Braz has confirmed.

People choosing to wear the veil as an expression of their faith may do so freely under Luxembourg law now and for the foreseeable future, the country's Justice Minister Felix Braz has confirmed.

Braz said that there currently exists no national law banning on wearing the full veil in public in Luxembourg nor are their plans to legislate on the matter.

His words came in response to pressure from the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) to ban the wearing of the veil in public places, as has been done in France and Belgium.

According to the Luxembourg Shoura, a federation of Islamic faith communities, 16 women in Luxembourg currently wear the niqab, a partial veil, and it is thought that no-one wears the full body and face covering known as the burqa.


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