Denmark to Curb use of Islamic Veils

It seems that we are on a seesaw here. A few days ago a political party in Germany stated that they will build an anti-Islamic center. Then yesterday, the President of France told the French that they should tolerate Islam. Today Denmark takes a jab at Islam, and it seems like things are changing for the better in Europe. Lets hope that they keep up fight!

Denmark to curb use of Islamic veils
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010

COPENHAGEN: Denmark said Thursday it would limit the use in public of the face-covering burka and niqab veils worn by some Muslim women but stopped short of introducing a law banning the garments, AFP reported.

Stating the veils had “no place in Danish society,” the centre-right government said it would not enact a general ban but would allow schools, public authorities and companies to put in place their own restrictions.

It also said it would present a bill shortly making it illegal to force a woman to wear a burka or niqab and another bill requiring witnesses in courtrooms to lift their veil to identify themselves.

“The burka and the niqab have no place in Danish society and the government is determined to combat this view of humanity and women,” read a statement from the office of Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen.

It urged authorities to restrict the use of the veils “as much as possible.” Denmark has had tense relations with its Muslim minority following the publishing in 2005 of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed that were considered blasphemous and insulting by much of the Islamic world.

The minority government, which relies on the support of the far-right Danish People’s Party in passing legislation, said that a general ban on the burka and niqab veils however would violate Denmark’s constitution.

“Primary and high schools, universities and other learning institutes can legally require teachers and students to show their faces so that communication… can be open and fair,” the statement said.

Public sector employers will also be allowed to require their employees — teachers, home care, health care, daycare and social workers — to show their faces when interacting with people on the job.

Public sector employees will also be allowed to require a woman whose case is being examined by authorities “to lift her veil in order to see her reaction and assess her credibility.”

The government said public agencies and privately-run companies would be allowed to ask a woman to remove her veil “in order to confirm her identity” at border controls and when travelling on public transport.

A government-commissioned study by the University of Copenhagen published earlier this month claimed that “the use of the burka and niqab have major consequences for women.”

It said the veils “limit their access to education and employment, as well as their freedom and confine them to isolation and economic dependence” on men.

The government’s planned legislation would make forcing a woman to wear a burka or niqab an offence punishable by up to four years in prison.

Islam is Denmark’s second-biggest religion behind the Evangelical Lutheran Church, with more than 200,000 Muslims in the Scandinavian country, representing about 3.5 percent of the population of 5.5 million.

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8 comments for “Denmark to Curb use of Islamic Veils

  1. January 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

    This is good…actually…its a good start. Yes, I have posted recent victories, on the ITF site. Pertaining to the invasion of muslim culture. But that doesn't mean we should let up. Never let up. We're going to hear this more and more every day.

    • January 30, 2010 at 3:57 am

      We can't let up. Now that we are aware of Islam, it means for them eternal war. So unless Muslims change their idiotology (misspelled on purpose) it is eternal war guys and gals. They work incessently to get their pathetic behinds into their orgy in the sky and so we can expect more and more junk from the religion of piece (also misspelled on purpose).

      • February 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

        Your mails and your sense of humour are appreciated.

  2. Alis Camdon
    January 31, 2010 at 12:39 am

    There's nothing really wrong with the Islamic religion if they only stop belittling the Christian Religion that truly existed long before __theirs, and get rid of that idea of taking over as a wide world religion, in the past every Country every Nationality and every Religion tried that and failed, take Hitler for example, he tried to__dominate the World he also failed because of his racist ideas, and__so my advice to those who think their religion is a true religion are ____nothing but true hullcinators, no one ever come from where GOD __or ALLAH is to tell us which is the true or genuine religion, no one ever will simply because it's all manmade religion. ____With all due respect to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Moses, __and Muhammad all three where right here on earth, we obeyed their wishes and listened to what they had to say concerning our behaviour, but after they left us we added and kept on adding__until we created dislike, dislike turned to opposition, opposition turned into hatred. Is this really and truly what we all want? __To unconditionally agree to disagree with one another?__Drop that stupid idea of "MY RELIGION IS BETTER THAN YOURS"__and be grateful______

    • January 31, 2010 at 12:44 am

      So there is nothing wrong with a religion that OK's lying, rape, and calls for Muslims to fight and kill Jews to reach judgement day? Mohammad was a terrorist himself, so Islam has not been hijacked. Islam is the problem.

      The Islamic world is not going to stop trying to dominate the world just because we want them to.

      Have a good weekend!

    • February 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      What you are doing is not understanding any of the religions so you bash them all.

      I would suggest that if you don't want to appear foolish that you take a step back, take some time (this might take more than just a month or two!!) and start reading up on some of the basic doctrines of the ones you bash and also Islamic history of bloody Jihad. http://www.historyofjihad.com, 'The complete Infidel's guide to the Koran' by R. Spencer, 'The Myth of Islamic Tolerance', 'Legacy of Jihad', and here is a free book to download in pdf format: http://www.schnellmann.org/Robert_Spencer_The_Tru

  3. Mike Elmore
    January 31, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Alis Camdon, when you study Islam you learn that it is more than a religion. It more of a political ideology with its Koran, ahadith and siras as it consititution which do indeed teach world domination of Islam. The greatest fear that the civilized word should have is moral,religious and cultural equivalency thinking. I use to think that way untill I started connecting the dots with all the violence being commited in the name of Allah. You seem very smart with your comments and what you says is some what true but, unfortunately true Islam and our form of government in the U.S. with all its freedoms is just not going to happen in an Islamic world. Please don't underestimate the power of Islam not having or wanting world domination, western civizilation has been around a little over 200 years Islam's going on 1400 years. It's nothing to take lightly as you can tell by history. I think you would find it scarey if you check some websites out on the threat of Islam. Have a nice day. Mike Elmore

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