Poll Context: Switzerland is considering widening its ban on the wearing of a burka or niqab; which is already banned in various parts of the country. The move to prohibit wearing of the full-face veil was agreed in the wake of heightened terrorist alerts across Europe and anyone breaking the law faces a fine of up to $10,000. Currently in Italian-speaking Swiss region of Ticino, it is now a criminal offence for women to cover their faces with garments in all public places, including shops, restaurants, public buildings, and behind the wheel of a car. No exceptions will be made for tourists. In the application for a referendum to widen the ban, Swiss MP Walter Wobmann makes it clear that the reason for the ban is because: “No one should be able to compel another person to conceal their face because of their gender.” But of course there are security reasons for the ban too. So should the ban be introduced in America?