Angela Merkel Wants To Ban Full-Face Veil In Germany

Angela Merkel has called for the banning of the full-face veil in the country. The German chancellor called for the ban during a speech at her party conference on Tuesday.

Angela Merkel said;

The full veil is not appropriate here, it should be forbidden wherever that is legally possible. It does not belong to us.

The chancellor speech was meant with sustained applause at her party, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) gathering.


The Chancellor had angered a lot of voters after she asked that German borders be opened to immigrants, especially people from war-torn Syria. A decision that has seen many Germans report violence, sexual harassment and rape from the new immigrants at different locations, including terrorism.

The Chancellor has maintained a tough stance on immigration after she announced that she will run in the 2017 elections.