¨ 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.¨
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Burqa and niqab have no place in Denmark: PM watch
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- 20-01-2010 09:38
- 20-01-2010 10:10
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.
- 20-01-2010 10:12
I agree with things such as airports been banned and various government buildings but in the streets I think they should still be allowed.