Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Belgium: Right-Wing politician offers bounty to report face veils

A Belgian right-wing politician has offered a financial reward to anyone who would report a woman wearing a face veil to the police.

Face veils in public, worn by a small minority of Muslim women, was banned by the government last year.

But right wing groups say the ban isn't being enforced because police are afraid it might lead to riots.

Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.