French imam supports burqa ban

An imam in Paris has spoken out as a supporter of a ban on the wearing of burkas and nikabs in France.

According to Hassen Chalghoumi should women who want to wear the gezichtsbedekkende clothes, but moving to Saudi Arabia or other Islamic countries. He did his statements in the Paris newspaper Le Parisien from Friday. No burqa ban in France French Minister wants burqa debate

Chalgoumi says in the interview that wearing burkas and nikabs to a small minority tradition within islam and that it is the religion in a bad light. He has already received multiple death threats for entering into a dialogue with the Jewish community in Paris. A French Parliamentary Commission shall publish Tuesday its report on the possible burqa ban. It is expected that the ban will come. France has about five million Muslims. Less than two thousand women in the country wear a burqa or the Niqab, said .

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