The Muslim community in Malta has called on legislators to vote against the proposed ban on the burqa and niqab as this would impinge on the freedom of Muslim women.

In a press release sent by Imam Mohammed Elsadi, the Muslim community pointed out that millions of Muslim women wear the face-veil "and they will all feel offended, treated unjustly, besieged and harassed by such an imposing law."

Pointing out that only three women Maltese Muslim women wear the burqa or niqab, the imam said this would threaten integration and harmony.

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