According to the Huffington Post, the Danish Parliament voted on Thursday to ban clothing that covers the face, including the niqab and burqa, which is worn by some Muslim women.
Denmark’s centre-right government enacted the law with a vote of 75-30, with 74 absent, The Associated Press reported. The decision puts the country in league with France, Austria and Belgium, which have adopted similar laws.
The government said that the law is not aimed at any specific religion. Along with Islamic full-face veils, balaclavas would also be banned, Agence France-Presse reported. The law does not ban headscarves, turbans, Jewish skullcaps or face coverings worn for a “recognizable purpose” during cold weather or while riding a motorcycle.
Still, the law has become known as a “burqa ban” directed at Muslim women who wear veils as part of their spiritual practice.
Despite calling for ‘freedom’, the West is unable to tolerate the presence of Muslims who wish to follow a different culture from them.
Three centuries ago, Western materialist atheists cunningly attacked the rule of Church and King for being intolerant of others, following which the Western establishment were forced to adopt the atheists’ political ideal of freedom to stave off revolution, side-lining their Christian religion in a secular compromise. But the atheists lied. Political freedom has nothing to do with tolerance but is itself the basis of a materialist way of life that totally contradicts religion.
With Allah’s permission, Muslims will re-establish their civilisation based on their noble Deen and demonstrate again to the world the true meaning of tolerance, as even the irreligious philosopher Voltaire was forced to acknowledge in his ‘Treatise on Tolerance’ at the time of the Ottoman Khilafah (Caliphate) State:
“Let us reach out from our narrow little sphere for a moment, and examine what goes on in the rest of the globe. The Turkish prince, for example, rules peacefully over twenty races of different religious conviction; two hundred thousand Greeks live in Constantinople in perfect safety, and the Mufti himself nominates and presents the Greek patriarch to his emperor; there is even a Roman Catholic patriarch living there. The Sultan nominates Catholic bishops to some of the Greek islands, with the following words: “I commend him to go and reside as bishop on the Isle of Chios in accordance with its ancient customs and vain ceremonies”. This empire is stuffed with Jacobites, Nestorians, Monothelites, Coptics, Christians of St John, Jews, Gebers, and Banians. The annals of Turkey bear no record of a revolt raised by any of these religious communities.”
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir