I am still not sure this is the right solution but one has to tip ones hat to Italy for at least having the raw temerity to attempt a solution, which means recognizing publicl that there is at least a problem, which is more than most nations do. H/T to Proud Kaffir, MEMRI and Islam in Europe:
At least this will pit sharia law against Italian law squarely. Let the games begin.
Italy Bans Niqab, Burka
The MEMRI Blog 26 November 2009
Italy has led the European countries by passing a law banning the wearing of Niqab or Burka [women’s head to toe covering] in streets or public places. Police are authorized to demand that the women remove it, and that they pay a fine for breaking the law.
Source: Akhbar Al-Khaleej, November 24, 2009 (…)