Morocco bans production and sale of burqas: reports
AFPJanuary 10, 2017
In Morocco, where King Mohammed VI favours a moderate version of Islam, women prefer to wear the hijab, a headscarf which does not cover the face
In Morocco, where King Mohammed VI favours a moderate version of Islam, women prefer to wear the hijab, a headscarf which does not cover the face (AFP Photo/Abdelhak Senna)
Rabat (AFP) - Morocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday.
While there was no official announcement by authorities in the North African nation, the reports said the interior ministry order would take effect this week.
"We have taken the step of completely banning the import, manufacture and marketing of this garment in all the cities and towns of the kingdom," the Le360 news site quoted a high-ranking interior ministry official as saying.https://www.yahoo.com/news/morocco-bans-production-sale-burqas-reports-113112940.html