Now Spain joins the growing number of sovereign states, in the European Union, that want to ban burqas.
To date, the United Kingdom, which has a sizeable Muslim population, isn't joining this scrum.
"Telling people what they can and can't wear, if they're just walking down the street, is a rather un-British thing to do," says Damian Green, the UK's conservative immigration minister.
In the photo: Modeling the large Spanish mantilla. A feminine, tasteful, and modest garment unlike the you-know-what.