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Why burka bans are a mark of panic and weakness

Liberals won’t be able to wash the issue away, or simply dismiss the other side as racists

19th August, 2018

When Denmark’s burka ban came into effect on August 1, newspaper editors all over Europe gave a sigh of relief: during the barren days of August, what better to generate copy than a febrile clash-of-civilisations story?

The burka has been a double boon to the British media, which got to write about the ban, and then write about Boris Johnson writing about the ban: 17 articles, and counting, in the Guardian - though this...

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