Denmark has adopted the legislation that bans “face covering garments”. The decision was made possible by the governing coalition which is center-right in nature. The law to ban garments which cover the face is passed 75 voices “Yes” and 30 votes against in the Danish parliament.
Leftist politicians and human rights advocates insist that the law is aimed at the burqa and niqab – Islamic women clothing that fully covers the face according to some of the Islamic traditions – but not the Quran itself.
“All women should be free to dress as they please and to wear clothing that expresses their identity or beliefs. This ban will have a particularly negative impact on Muslim women who choose to wear the niqab or burqa,” said Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Europe director.
Gauri van Gulik demonstrates her total ignorance towards Islamic traditions, however. Women do not have right to chose to wear or not niqab. Their husbands do. It it not designed to protect “identity or beliefs” and has nothing in common with the rights.
She manipulates the facts further:
“The law criminalizes women for their choice of clothing and in so doing flies in the face of those freedoms Denmark purports to uphold”.
It is never their choice. And the law does not criminalize women. It even does not criminalize niqab and burqa or other forms of religious space suites. It makes it unlawful to wear one – which does not lead to criminal investigation.
There is high probability that the law will be challenged in court as ‘discriminatory’. Furthermore the enforcement of law by the local police proved to be complicated.