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Europe Why is Angela Merkel, of all people, seeking to ban the burqa? (+video)

Europe's most pro-migrant head of state appears to have made a concession to the far-right by calling for a ban on the religious veil. But is it really a concession?

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

In accepting her party's nomination for a fourth term in office on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a speech that took aim at conservative critics of her liberal asylum policies even while emphatically embracing a proposal to ban the burqa.

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