Swiss Train Staff Facing Faceless Quandary?


Swiss train staff 'should have power to demand people uncover their face'
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Suppose you’re a ticket inspector on a Swiss train and you come across the nightmarish creature in the photo above.

I use the bag-head photo simply because it was included in the media report that led me to write on today’s cause for concern – apparently it’s ‘Nora Illi, the women’s representative of an unofficial group called the Islamic Central Committee of Switzerland.’

Well, it might be her, but then again, it might be me!

Or anyone else who had stolen, borrowed or otherwise acquired the scary shrouded person’s rail-card.

Obviously, you, as an inspector, have the right to see the face behind the sectarian shroud, so you can do your job and compare it to the likeness on the card.

NOT so!

Incredibly, we read that –

The Swiss government hopes to introduce a new law that would make it illegal for people to refuse to uncover their face when asked to do so by government officials, transport staff or privately-contracted ticket inspectors.

Huh?

Switzerland’s federal authorities are only NOW looking at passing legislation to give public sector officials the right to require compliance, at least in the fields of immigration and a few others, like aviation and rail transport? https://www.thelocal.ch/20180628/swiss-government-outlines-counterproposal-to-burqa-ban,

So meanwhile, burka bints, and anyone else skulking behind a mask, can simply refuse to show their faces?

Time indeed to fix this, and a mere fine, as envisaged, is hardly an adequate penalty for recalcitrant refusal.

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prisoners

Uppities like that should be hauled off to the cop-shop, unmasked and held, not just until the fine is paid, but until they sign an enforceable undertaking NEVER to don the primitive shroud again.