After the Muslims attacked Paris, a lot of people who’d checked their common sense at the political correctness door has since gone back to the doorway, taken it back, and stepped back out into the real world.
How many times have you been screened (damn near molested might be another way to put it) at the airport by TSA, only to watch them wave women (or at least what we ‘think’ are women) fully clad in Burka’s through the screening area?
Well, at least one Western community has woken up and have now placed a fine of nearly $10,000 on anyone caught wearing a burka in public.
From Act For America Action Center:
Women who wear full face veils in public in a Swiss state could be fined up to £6,500 under new rules imposed by the local government.
Females muslims will be banned from wearing the burqa in shops, restaurants or public buildings in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino.
The local government in the southern Swiss state approved the ban after a referendum in September 2013 saw two in three voters backing the move.
According to the Local, the Ticino government had wanted to ban burqas and niqabs as well as masks worn by demonstrators and balaclavas.
However, MPs voted for a law that only applies to veils worn by some Muslim women and makes no exceptions for tourists visiting the area.
The minimum fine is 100 francs (£65) and women can be given a penalty of up to 10,000 francs (£6,500).
The Swiss Parliament says the ban does not violate federal law but it is not yet known when the new rules will come into force.
Visitors coming into Ticino will be informed at airports and by customs officers at the Italian border it is illegal for people to hide their face under a burqa or niqab, while in the state.
The ban on the burqa echoes similar legislation put in place in France, where women can be fined an initial penalty of £35 for wearing the garment, which can be increased to £150.
*As of the date of this writing, the maximum fine of 6,500 Pounds equates to roughly $9,816.00