Debate: Is the Islamic face veil a barrier to integration in the West?

The Islamic face veil is an interesting issue for discussion, becoming more and more popular due to now what I may call the ‘burqa ban fever’ which has hit many western countries. Some of which have already banned the face veil, others considering it.

Recently, I participated in an online debate against the motion: the Islamic face veil is a barrier to integration in the west, on It was a rigorous, thought-provoking debate with my opponent, and I hope those that read through it will enjoy it as much as I have had taking part. Thank you.