If a country which wishes to ban the burka, it obviously cannot do so outright, since that would directly restrict many basic freedoms, such as personal freedom, religious freedom, etc. Since many countries wish to at least pretend that they are in favor of such rights, they are going to have to apply loopholes, such as "burka = security threat".
But, assuming they manage to do so, and I live in this country, will it thus be impossible for me to walk in public whilst covering my face? That is, would that rule out helmets? Masks? Anti-pollution cycling wear? If I walk down the street covering my face with my hands because I want to protect my face from the sun as I did not wear sun cream, will the police attack me and force me to pull my hands down?
I don't really understand how you can enforce such a law without causing a heck of a lot of problems for many other people. I also do not understand how such a law would be beneficial in any way: if a women feels that her religion imposes on her the burka, and if you forbid her from wearing it, she will simply stay at home and not walk in public. Hence the burka ban seems to accomplish just as much female degradation and oppression as the burka itself is supposedly doing.
To be clear, my questions are:
Assuming a burka ban is in place, how can it be phrased whilst also protecting all other people covering themselves for a multitude of sensible reasons.
What exactly is the law supposed to accomplish? Who is it helping? If there really is a group of women being forced to wear the burka in western societies, what an atrocity, but is banning the burka really helping them? Would their families not just force them to stay inside then or only have limited access to public places, hence making their already terrible situation much worse?