Muslims have hit back over plans to introduce a burqa ban in Estonia by saying that politicians should have more important things to discuss, as there are no women wearing full face veils that they know of in the country.

Lembi Treumuth, of the Estonian Islamic Centre in Tallinn, told The Baltic Times that there is no need for a ban at present.

She said: "Most Estonian Muslims find this discussion over the burqa absurd — people don't use it here. There are a few — and really a few — that wear hijab daily but the burka or face veil is just not worn here. If there is someone wearing it (that we do not know about) then it's intriguing even to us.

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