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UKIP to make burqa-ban a manifesto pledge

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

By: Sarwar Alam

The far-right, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) is set to announce a ban on burqas in public places in its manifesto pledge for the June 8 general election. As part of a so-called “integration agenda” to be unveiled tomorrow, party leader Paul Nuttall will also vow to outlaw Sharia law to prevent any Sharia courts operating in Britain. The party wants to put Britain in line with France, Belgium and Bulgaria where the burqa, which covers the entire body including the face, is outlawed, according to the Sun newspaper. Nuttall believes garments such as the burqa are a barrier to…

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