These bans also cover Islamic headscarves, which in some other countries are seen as less controversial, although law court staff in the Netherlands are also forbidden to wear Islamic headscarves on grounds of 'state neutrality'.An apparently less politicised argument is that in specific professions (teaching), a ban on "veils" (niqab) is justified, since face-to-face communication and eye-contact is required.The garment has different legal and cultural status in various countries.Muslim women are legally required to wear hijab in public in Saudi Arabia there have been complaints of restriction or discrimination against women who wear the hijab.To receive SNAP, you must be low income and be a US citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply).Eligibility for SNAP benefits depends on financial and nonfinancial criteria.Although the Balkans and Eastern Europe have indigenous Muslim populations, most Muslims in western Europe are members of immigrant communities.
In 2004, France passed a law banning "symbols or clothes through which students conspicuously display their religious affiliation" (including hijab) in public primary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools,).
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There are currently 12 nations that have banned the burqa, including Austria, France, Belgium, Tajikistan, Latvia, This is apparently the first official statement on the issue of prohibition of Islamic dress from the European Commission, the executive of the European Union.