‘Suicide of civilisation’ warning as Italian town permits burka

The north-eastern Italian town of Treviso ruled that the wearing of a burka may be permitted. Despite legislation that prevents the wearer from being recognized, Vittorio Capocelli, Treviso’s prefect, made the ruling saying women were allowed to wear the full-body covering but may be asked to reveal their features for identification purposes. Deputy director Magdi Allam attacked Mr. Capocelli’s decision as “leading us straight to the suicide of our civilisation.”