Turn on thread page Beta

Burqa and niqab have no place in Denmark: PM watch

    • Thread Starter

    ¨ THE face-covering burqa and niqab veils worn by some Muslim women "have no place in Danish society", Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen has said.

    "They symbolise a view of women and humanity that we totally oppose and that we want to combat in Danish society," he said.

    Denmark was "an open, democratic society where we look at the person to whom we are talking, whether it's in a classroom or on the job".

    "That is why we don't want to see this garment in Danish society," he said.

    Mr Rasmussen said his centre-right government was "discussing ways of limiting the wearing" of the veils without violating the Scandinavian country's constitution.¨



    750 euro fine for wearing a burqa in public? I'm hardly a fan of people walking around with a concealed identity but how can anyone actually care that much? Unless there has been some trend of...hang on, lemme google something. Ah - burqa bank robbers...still seems a bit harsh, and I'd understand better if that was referenced in regards to the ban.

    I agree with things such as airports been banned and various government buildings but in the streets I think they should still be allowed.
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: January 20, 2010
The home of Results and Clearing


people online now


students helped last year
Do you want your parents to be with you when you collect your A-level results?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.