The conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), ruling party in Bavaria, want to pass a new law making it illegal for anyone to wear a burqa in Germany.
"The law [on a burqa ban] should be quickly passed by the government," Ilse Aigner, finance minister in Bavaria told Die Welt.
"It is first and foremost about showing one's face. It's about living together as a society and seeing one another," said Aigner. "It doesn't fit to our society to hide oneself, and it contradicts our idea of sexual equality."