Feb. 8, 2018
Danish Government Plans Face Veil Ban, by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters via Daily Alert)
Denmark’s government said on Tuesday it planned to fine people who covered their face in public, restricting the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women.
“It is incompatible with the values of the Danish society or the respect for the community to keep the face hidden when meeting each other in the public space,” Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen said.
“With a ban, we draw a line in the sand and establish that here in Denmark we show each other trust and respect by meeting each other face to face.”
France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some restrictions on wearing full-face veils in public places.
- Published: 10 months ago on February 7, 2018
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- Last Modified: February 7, 2018 @ 10:43 am
- Filed Under: Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism
- Tagged With: and the German state of Bavaria, ban, belgium, Bulgaria, burka, Denmark, france, full face veil, niqab, public places, the Netherlands