The European Union has been the ‘beacon’ of political correctness/multiculturalism for the western world. That cultural adaptation has turned around and bit them in the bottom. Now, all the nations within the EU are suffering from terror acts due to their ‘tolerance’ for Islamic extremism.
A few countries within the EU have now stood their ground; putting other citizens’ safety first. France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Bulgaria, have all banned the burqa.
One more nation is joining the ranks, and that is Denmark.
There has been an overwhelming support across party lines in the Danish government for this ban to move forward.
Unilad reports, “Countries across Europe have wrestled with the issue of the Muslim face veil, calling into debate issues around religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions, and even fears of terrorism.”
Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Facebook:
There will come a masking ban in Denmark. That’s how it is.
So if it is practically possible to have such a ban without betraying ourselves or our own values, then the Liberal Alliance will vote for it
We are ready to ban the burqa if that is what it takes … But there are some dilemmas, not least with regards to how such a ban would be enforced
There are 300 women in all of Germany wearing burqa, so it's not hard to see what Merkel's ban call is really about https://t.co/xLpl3FiBBM
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 6, 2016
The banning of such a specific type of dress begs the question of just how many people actually wear them.
It is important to note that most Muslims wear more popular items of clothing such as the hijab and chador (pictured below), as well as the more rarely seen niqab and burqa.
Here are the different types of head covering. It is important to educate yourself on what a burqa actually is.
Most of the British public are in favour of banning the burqa when the woman is in public, according to a YouGov poll. The poll, taken earlier this year, also showed that half believe the burkini should be banned also.
The problem has been a topic of debate in Britain since 2011, when France was the first EU nation to ban the muslim dressing.
And it seems the older generation are more likely to support a burka ban. According to data collected by YouGov, 78 per cent of respondents aged 65 years or older backed the ban, compared to just 34 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds.