Is it legal and allowed to wear a Burka in the United states?
Yes, it is authorized to wear a burka (or burqa) in the United States. It is protected by the First Amendment. Still, There are a few times when the burka must be removed, such as when being photographed for a passport, driver’s license, or other official identification.
Most agencies follow guidelines similar to Illinois’ rules on removing a burka for a driver’s license or State ID photo (the hijab, or hair covering, may be left on, but the face must be visible).
Anti-mask laws in the US are generally used as an aggravating factor to enhance penalties when the masks are worn while committing crimes. For instance, if a person wears a mask while committing what would otherwise be a misdemeanor battery, that crime can be prosecuted as a felony (aggravated battery).
Some Muslims say that a Christian nun should be also considered when it comes to veils ban. That is If we prohibit the Burqa, a religious headdress, then why do we not prohibit the nun’s headdress as well? Sure, it doesn’t cover up the face, but a nun’s clothing covers almost everything. The United States and the United Kingdom do not ban the Burqa because they understand that it is the individual’s right to wear religious clothing.
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