A new law in the United Kingdom will require all craft organizers in 2020 to wear full face veils and other covering.
The law is the latest in a string of conservative moves in the country aimed at curbing the visibility of the Muslim faith and restricting its influence in British society.
The measure, which is set to go into effect on January 1, comes at a time when British society is rapidly becoming more diverse, and more open, according to a recent report from the British Council.
The government wants to prevent religious minorities from dominating the country’s public spaces and to combat Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment.
As the head of the craft union in London, the Craft Workers’ Association, Iman Faruqi, said she was thrilled to see the legislation passed.
“This is a great step forward for the craft community and the craft movement in general, and I hope other workers will be as supportive,” she told the BBC.
Faruqi added that she hopes the new law will encourage others to embrace a more inclusive outlook. “
The legislation will also be a deterrent to the growth of hate speech and extremism in the craft sector.”
Faruqi added that she hopes the new law will encourage others to embrace a more inclusive outlook.
“We are in the middle of an historic moment in British politics, with a new leader, with the election of Jeremy Corbyn, who is an internationalist, and he is also a supporter of the LGBTQ community,” she added.
Faruqi also expressed support for the legislation, saying that she had been “worried about the visibility” of the religious minority, adding, “I want people to know that the British people are welcoming, and we welcome the diverse and diverse communities that we all live in.”