Lower Saxony: Precautionary Burqa Ban

28.09.2011

The state parliament in Lower Saxony discussed the potential introduction of a burqa ban for civil servants. The coalition government’s proposal to introduce such a ban in 2012 has been harshly criticized by the opposition of SPD, Green Party, and Left-Wing Party. The mosque association Schura described the proposal as “hysteria”, as there is currently no civil servant wearing or intending to wear a burqa.