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Amsterdam Mayor Says Ban The Burqa Or Lose Benefits

by | 28th, September 2009

burqa-amsterdamMORE fashion news now as Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen says “women who fail to find a job because they wear a burqa should not receive unemployment benefit.”

Cohen is talking to Trouw, the Dutch daily.

Mayor Cohen emphasized that he is opposed to a general ban on the burqa, since it is an expression of religious belief. However, in situations in which contact with other people is necessary, such as at school or in the workplace, he argues that women should choose a less restrictive head covering.

Says one city’s worker from her store-front window:

“Can I keep the gloves on?”

So say the, er, sex burqas (apologies to one and all…)



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