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Germany's Merkel says burqa "does not belong in our country"

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 00:37

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterates her position on burqas, telling her conservative CDU that ''a full veil is inappropriate in our country'' and ''should be banned.'' Rough Cut – subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Chancellor Angela Merkel repeated calls for a burqa ban in Germany, telling a convention of her conservative CDU party on Tuesday "a full veil is inappropriate in our country." "In interpersonal communication, which plays a fundamental role here, we show our face," Merkel said. Burqas "should be banned wherever legally possible. It does not belong in our country," Merkel said to applause. Almost exactly one year ago, Merkel's conservatives called for an effective ban on the burqa, saying the full body covering worn by some Muslim women should not be worn in public. Neighboring France adopted a "burqa ban" in 2011 but Germany has resisted such a step.

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Germany's Merkel says burqa "does not belong in our country"

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 00:37