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Italy is considering introducing a law which would make wearing a burka illegal.

MPs from the anti-immigration Northern League party, a member of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling Right-wing coalition, presented the proposal in a Bill. It comes only weeks after France said it was considering making the wearing of burkas illegal – prompting al Qaeda terrorists to “vow revenge” if the garment was banned.

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This follows last years illegal attack upon the Roma Gypsy community across the country.