Conservative EP group supports ban of Islamic veil

Group’s head Weber says there should be a Pan-European ban

The European People’s Party (EPP) announced it would support the banning of the Islamic veil across Europe during its annual meeting in Malta, Friday. “We want to ban the veiling of the face all over Europe”, the party’s head Manfred Weber told German media. Many European countries have adopted a stance favouring a ban of the Islamic head scarf for women over the past years citing security reasons and the threat of Islamic terrorism.