There’s plenty of controversy in Europe, Canada and the U.S. regarding the banning of burqas and the restrictions on religious clothing and jewelry in public schools and other settings.
But so far, no one has proposed that religious items get checked at the border.
In the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, there are recent reports that yarmulkes, tefillin and hats that looked like ultra-Orthodox garb are all no-nos for businessmen entering a country officially at peace with its Jewish neighbor.
The objects are being confiscated by Jordanian tourism police from Israelis crossing the border for “security reasons” — presumably because identifiably Jewish garb would threaten their safety. According to Ynet: