Ok then, its a debate section, so lets cause a stir.
I think they should be banned.
A motorcyclist is expected to take off his helmet when going into a bank or a petrol station.
Well isn't a burka much worse? Its the ideal outfit for committing a crime, you cannot see any distinguishable features, nothing distinguishable about the clothing, it can easily be removed.
What I am getting at, is although its muslim clothing, It cannot be assumed that the person underneath it is muslim. For this reason I see it as a growing concern.