This is promising:
Justice Christopher Beale stopped the niqab-wearing wife of an accused terrorist from entering his courtroom this week, saying all in his court must show their faces…
The woman refused to remove her traditional garb, and sat outside…
Islamic leaders slammed the decision as “unreasonable” and a violation of the woman’s human rights.
This “human rights” argument is bogus. It just boils down to a “right” to do as one pleases without caring a damn about the rights of others.
Against her “right” to wear a sack and to show disrepect to our values is our “right” to courtesy and community. I also rather like seeing an assertion of our own values against what seems the arrogant flaunting of less congenial ones.
The Danish government is poised to become the next European country to introduce a ban on Islamic full-face coverings in public places.
The government said it planned to fine people who wore items including the burqa and the niqab which are worn by some Muslim women…
“It is incompatible with the values of the Danish society or the respect for the community to keep the face hidden when meeting each other in the public space,” Justice Minister Justice Soren Pape Poulsen said.
“With a ban, we draw a line in the sand and establish that here in Denmark we show each other trust and respect by meeting each other face to face,” he said.