Burkas prevent relationships forming between Muslim women and non-muslims. In Western culture, the eyes and face hold significant importance. Eye contact is the foundation for trust and understanding. It is the basis upon which a mutual trust emerges.
Burkas obscure the eyes and face, preventing eye contact and the formation of a basic connection of trust and respect between a non-muslim and a Muslim woman. A ban on burkas would, therefore, help foster integration and increase cooperation and respect between Muslims and non-muslims.