A majority in Denmark’s parliament has voted in favour of a ban on certain types of face-covering clothing in public, effectively banning the Islamic burqa and niqab from August 1st.
The Liberal, Conservative and Danish People’s parties all voted in favour of the bill, as did the opposition Social Democrats with the exception of MP Mette Gjerskov, thereby securing the majority. In total, the bill received 75 votes in favour and 30 votes against. Some MPs were absent...
Violations of the anti-veil law will result in a 1,000 kroner (134 euros) fine for the first offence and up to 10,000 kroner for breaking the law for the fourth time or more.
The Danish People’s Party (DF) had earlier this week presented an amendment to the proposal that would have provided for prison sentences.
But with no broader support for the harsher punishment, DF voted in favour of the existing form of the bill.
Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen has previously stated that Danish police will not forcibly remove veils from women. “I do not want police officers pulling items of clothing off people – burqas or otherwise. That is not going to happen,” Poulsen told Politiken last month. “If they live nearby, they will be asked to go home,” Poulsen said at the time. A further option would be for women to be accompanied to a police station, where they would be collected by a family member,
...Poulsen, said it would be up to police officers to use their common sense when they see people violating the law, which comes into force on 1 August. The legislation allows people to cover their face when there is a “recognisable purpose” such as cold weather or complying with other legal requirements, for example using motorcycle helmets under Danish traffic rules.
The actual number of people who currently wear either the burqa or niqab in Denmark is not known precisely. The most recent figures come from 2010, when a government report estimated the number to be between 150 and 200 women, with the majority of these wearing the niqab, rather than the burqa. This doesn't sound like many, but this bill should stop the numbers increasing at the rate, and to the extend that one sees these faceless women on the streets of the UK, even in small towns and suburbs.
The Muslims know damn well that we non-Muslims detest the sight of the Slave Mask; that it frightens our children, that it exhibits the wearer's aggressive breach of the basic social contract that governs the public space in western societies and most other human societies throughout history, to wit, "I can see you and you can see me". The masked Muslima (or masked Muslim... who knows, in any given case of burqa or niqab, whether it is a woman under all that cloth and behind that mask, or not??) says, in effect, 'I can see you but you cannot see me". It's a supremacist 'up yours' to our customs and beliefs. Indeed, any Muslimah wearing the Gang Uniform which is also the Sharia Badge is doing the equivalent of waving the black flag of JIhad. I do hope that the Danish People's Party is aware of this, and will press for the ban to be *rigorously* enforced... and for prompt overwhelming-force suppression of any mohammedan male insta-mobs that might form in the wake of enforcement of the ban. They might also, for purposes of discussion in connection with this ban, avail themselves of the writings of Phyllis Chesler on the subject of burka and niqab (she knows from firsthand experience what horrible garments they are, for she has *worn* them in day to day life in 1960s Afghanistan; she calls them 'portable isolation chambers'), and also the writings of redoubtable Iranian-French dissident, Chahdortt Djavann, who was strongly in favour of the French hijab ban. A classic article by one A Marouani, published in Jerusalem Post on 7th August 2009, under the title 'Outlaw the HIjab", discusses Djavann's opposition to the 'Islamic veil' and quotes extensively from her work. Marouani states, of Djavann, "She writes that the veil cannot be presented as a personal choice, disregarding centuries of Islamic history...Djavann explains further, "The veil has never been innocent or innocuous. It has always signified the submission of women to men and the denial of legal rights to women in Islamic countries.... The political, ideological and psychological impact of the veil goes far beyond its appearance.. If this weren't the case, why would the Islamists make it their main focus?... It constitutes a constant call to order by Islamic law.".... And another, very telling quote from Djavann - "the veil is the symbol, the flag, and the keystone of the Islamic system". To repeat - "...the veil is the symbol, the flag, and the keystone of the Islamic system". Would Denmark permit neo-Nazis in full Gestapo or SS uniform - or even simply wearing a Swastika armband - to parade themselves around the streets, to wear those uniforms or those armbands in their places of employment, and for their children to wear the SS badge or a gestapo deathshead or a swastika armband *to school*?? Because *that* - not the oft-cited example of 'the nun's habit' - is the closest analogy to what is going on when Muslims parade in public in their Gang Uniforms within a non-Islamic society.
Banning the carrying by any Muslim of any weapon such as garrote, sharp or blunt instrument, gun, explosive, or poison would be much more pertinent to life saving. Punishment for violation would be deportation or/and imprisonment. I leave it to those desiring survival to work out the details -- checkpoints, means of weapons detection, Muslim ID, ... Unveiling for ID photos -- passports, driver licenses, employment, voter and citizen IDs and such, makes sense. How well guarded are the country's water reservoirs and distribution against sabotage downstream from water purity test sampling? Lessons can be learned from the NYPD and Israelis.
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