The leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) says that a burqa ban as proposed by his party isn’t enough, and that he’d like to ban the chador as well, according to a report in the news daily Heute.
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As part of his party’s plan to introduce a bill banning full-face veils, Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache posted on a social network an image of a young blonde woman with the phrase “Too beautiful for a veil.”
Austria’s far-right Freedom Party gained over one-fifth of the votes in Sunday’s general election.
Populist anti-Muslim party was long a source of inspiration for right-wing populists across Europe.