Most Brits says burqa ban is not anti-Muslim

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 14, 2010 07:50 hrs

A majority of people in Britain have welcomed the French decision to ban the wearing of the burqa in public, and said it is not an anti-Muslim act.

The Daily Star quoted teaching assistant Diana Phillips, 42, from Harborne, Birmingham, as saying: "It's not the French saying they are anti- Muslim. I'm sure there's genuine security reasons why they are doing it."

Student Sioned Hill, 19, of Leicester said: "My mum lived in Iran when she was younger and had to abide by their customs. Burqas create a barrier and can be intimidating."

Doreen Marchant, 72, of Wolverhampton said: "Even if they didn't abolish the burka, I'd support a vote to have faces uncovered." (ANI)