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July 8, 2016
“Those who want to integrate are welcome, irrespective of their religion, but those who rebuff our values and aim to build a parallel society based on religious laws, and want to place it over our society, are not welcome,” said Giorgio Ghiringhelli, a member of Ticino’s populist party who proposed the ban in 2015. Muslim Woman Denied Abercrombie Job Gains U.S. Court Backing
Government officials in Ticino had collected signatures to outlaw burkas throughout Switzerland, but Swiss lawmakers ruled that such a prohibition was illegal in 2012. France became the first country in Europe to ban the face veil in 2010. The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Bern warned citizens visiting Switzerland about the ban. "The embassy wishes to emphasize that the Ticino cantonal authorities in southeastern Switzerland have announced that as of July 1, 2016 they will start to enforce the burka (niqab) ban in public places in the canton, including in Lugano, Locarno, Magadino, Bellinzona, Ascona and Mendrisio," said the embassy on Twitter.
Read more: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Muslims-Will-Be-Fined-for-Wearing-a-Burka-in-Switzerland--20160708-0016.html