The burkah that covers the face except for the eyes should not be allowed where there are safety and security concerns.
Body-covering veil is burqa, face- covering veil is called niqab…
Why is it that burqa/niqab becomes a concern of safety in european nations while it is not in arab nations?
Why is it that in sharia countries where there is no war, they can deal with security problems and criminals such as child abusers, murderers, thieves and terrorists much better than their "advanced" counterparts in western nations?
Like driving a car or walking into monitored areas with high security cameras like banks or certain government building..etc.
The same should be a concern in Muslim countries since they too have banks and government buildings however, despite this they are least concerned about them, with your logic shouldn’t the banks in ME be bombed every day and hour and have lowest security concerns of amongst all nations in the world?
Imagine a man entering a bank with a cloak and a face mask. Police would be called immediately. There should be no difference if it’s a woman.
Why is it a growing concern in european countries? ie.and not in Vanezuella,Japan, Brazil etc. can you justify this using any sensible argument?
DD, to answer your question, the reason people like me get so annoyed is that as expats we come to countries like the UAE are constantly get 'respect our laws/culture/way of life' rammed down our throats, yet the same people saying this blatantly ignore the same when they go to our countries and literally 'enforce' their way of life on us.
There is misleading information in your quote..The way Muslim countries are ruled as they are dates back as much as 1400 years. Nothing is introduced just recently; sharia is governing law of islam for human life and justice. In certain ways Europe was similar in Middle Ages before industrilisation took off. What happened then that the atheist and Darwinist propaganda become the slogan of everyone ironicly with the rise of capatilist robber barrans?
So there is no hypcrisy or sharia laws being rammed down your throats in muslim countries, when you make a job contract for work in muslim countries, you accept the life style that comes in that particular country, even as a visiting tourist..
I don’t understand why the banner qualities of western democracies, such as human rights, freedom of choice becomes two folded story or hypocrisy and execution of lies and cheats wherever there is an issue of islam or rise of islam, its knowledge and culture becoming apparent and spreading. (It’s a religion, it’s for people and europeans themselves by choice have the right to become muslims and pratise it the way they like it)
Remember the banning of burqa or niqab or minarets in Europe were never a serious issue until recent years or months when europe was living its golden years. This behaviour, all of a sudden become a clear sign of rejecting everthing symbolize islam or spread of islam. Today they’ll start with burqa/niqab, tommorrow they’ll move on to banning headscarfs, construction of mosques,quran, arabic language…etc. etc. In democracies there is never an end to suit laws to the needs of those who hold power, while minimising the rights of minority or those who speak against.
I am afraid, in my opinion what we will further see is that the more euro economies and population decline, the worse their attitude towards islam/muslims and muslims nations will become fierce due to close demographic lands. This is the only reason why I think almost all governments of europe trying hard and pushing policies to assimilate muslims in europe, be it cultural or religious when it can only be on natural will rather than force.
I kinda like these childish quotes coming from so called presidents/governments of “advanced” unshakable Europe…
Fiercely secular France is on the cusp of introducing a ban of the face-covering veil, which President Nicolas Sarkozy has said is an affront to the country's values and denigrates women.
In January, Denmark's center-right government called the burqa and niqab out of step with Danish values. However, it held off imposing a ban after finding that only two or three women in the entire country actually wore the niqab and only around 200 wear burqa -- out of a population of 5.5 million.
The wearing of traditional conservative Islamic dress is regarded by many Belgians as a refusal to assimilate into Western society...
It’s somewhat ironic that Belgium would become the first European country with a full federal ban. The percentage of Muslims living here is just 3.6 percent, compared with France’s 10 percent, or the Netherlands' 5.8 percent. Of the roughly 375,000 people who identify themselves as Muslim in Belgium, it’s estimated that several dozen cover their faces.
The measure’s sponsor, Daniel Bacquelaine, head of the French-speaking Liberal Party, said he was proud to lead the world in barring the garment, explaining that the small number of people the law could apply to is irrelevant.
“It’s not a problem of the number of people who wear a burqa,” he said. “It’s really a symbol to say clearly if we want to live together in a free society, we need to recognize each other.”
Bacquelaine suggested that everyone can appreciate how important it is, for example, that teachers can tell children are being picked up after school by the person who really is their mother, or for a bank teller to be able to identify the person trying to withdraw money from an account.
The lawmaker heatedly rejected accusations the bill is anti-Islamic or anti-female. On the contrary, he said it would help all Muslims, and especially women, integrate into society. “I think it’s not really a choice to wear a burqa. If we forbid the veil on the street and in the shops they obtain more freedom to live,” he explained.
I wonder if this Bacquelaine is a happy soul and is convienced with his own alleged arguments…He doesn’t yet know that noone really has to go inside a bank to withdraw cash etc..I find hardline nationalism is the real barrier between dialog and communication of different ethnicities and religions when we are infact all sisters and brothers originating from the same root and same creation.