DENMARK’S CONTROVERSIAL BAN on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force today as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment.
Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women’s rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
Protests against the ban were planned in the capital Copenhagen and the second-biggest city Aarhus, with several hundred people expected to attend, some of them wearing the full-face veil.
A spokesman for the Copenhagen police said they did not plan to fine the protesters who violated the ban.
[TOP RATED COMMENT 2443 votes] Should be banned here too
[2ND 1864 ] If we go to Saudi Arabia etc we abide by their rules. If we Europeans welcome these people to our shores they should abide by our rules. Or else they are free to return from whence they came.
[3RD 987 ] I’m not for banning things but let’s not pretend the face veil has not come from a very misogynistic religious culture. Fenminsts defending the face veil are hilarious.
[4TH 857 ] Stopped reading after “Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women’s rights”.
[5TH 543 ] Well done Denmark [TheJournal.ie] Read more