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Saturday, August 4, 2018
TO COVER OR NOT TO COVER~DENMARK: MUSLIM WOMEN DEFY THE FACE VEIL BAN AS "ISLAMOPHOBIC" & "INTOLERANT"~SWISS CRAFT INOFFENSIVE POLITICALLY CORRECT PROPOSAL
TO COVER OR NOT TO COVER~
DENMARK: MUSLIM WOMEN DEFY THE FACE VEIL BAN AS "ISLAMOPHOBIC" & "INTOLERANT"~SWISS CRAFT INOFFENSIVE POLITICALLY CORRECT PROPOSAL
A group of women in Denmark is defying the face veil ban, referring to the ban as “racist” and “intolerant.” These women would not dare protest “intolerance” in an Islamic state. Islamic supremacist incursion into the West, disguised as women’s “rights” and an issue of “tolerance” and “racism,” while exploiting democratic freedoms, is nothing new. As the article indicates below:
To protesters and women who wear the veil, the ban looks like another sign that Denmark is betraying its long-held value of tolerance. “It’s not just about us fighting for the right to wear our niqab,” Sabina says. “It’s also about us fighting for right to live our lives as practicing Muslims in Denmark. We are saying to the government: we do not accept this form of racist, Islamophobic and oppressive politics.
It is well known — or should be — that the burqa and niqab are outward manifestations of the inferiority of women under sharia. These women should join the real heroes of women’s rights in Iran, who shed their hijabs in the streets.
Wearing of head coverings is enforced in sharia states because women are instructed in the Quran to cover themselves; this is true despite the regular insistence that the coverings are not a religious requirement. If a woman doesn’t wear it, she may be abused, and if she is, it’s her fault.
(Quran 24:31) And tell the believing women to reduce of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.
(Quran 33:59) O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused.
In Western democracies, women are equal to men. The burqa and niqab should be banned because of that, as well as on security grounds.
It is no accident that two issues in particular regularly appear in Western news outlets as contentious: the face veil and “Islamophobia.” Both of those issues can be manipulated into questions of “racism,” “tolerance,” “diversity,” and “multiculturalism” within the framework of democratic countries (which are viewed in traditional Islamic law as part of the House of War). The real issues involved, however, are the Islamic ideas of the supremacy of male over female (as manifested in the burqa, niqab, hijab, chador, etc.) and that Islam is superior and must not be insulted (“Islamophobia” accusations). Other Islamic practices cannot be so easily sold in the West, such as FGM, wife beating, forced underage marriage, the declaration of the supremacy of Islam over other faiths, etc.
The controversy over face veils, as well as that over “Islamophobia,” are really about declarations of the supremacy of Islam over Western societies and laws.
“‘Now It’s a Sign of Protest:’ Muslim Women in Denmark Defy the Face Veil Ban”, Karis Husdad, Time Magazine, August 2, 2018:
Sabina started wearing the niqab two years ago as a way to feel more connected to God. The face veil—a piece of fabric tied around the back of her head that only reveals her eyes—is a reminder of her identity and beliefs, she says. “I found it very beautiful,” the 21-year-old education student explains, sitting cross-legged on the floor of the women’s prayer room in Det Islamiske Trossamfund, a mosque in Copenhagen. “In the beginning it was a very spiritual choice.”
But starting this month when she wears her niqab in public, her act of devotion will also be an act of civil disobedience. She will be one of the Danish citizens defying the country’s ban on face coverings in all public places, which came into effect on Wednesday.
“Now it has also become a political choice for me,” says Sabina, who asked TIME not to disclose her last name out of concerns for her safety. “It is also a sign of protest.”
Sabina is a founder of Kvinder i Dialog (Women in Dialogue), an organization started by niqabis—women who wear the veil—that brings Muslim women affected by the ban into conversation with the larger Danish population through events, social media and public appearances. Their goal has been to dispel what they say are misconceptions about their choice to wear the veil: that niqabis are forced to wear the garment, don’t go to school or work, and are radicalized and pose a threat.
Now their aims have expanded to include standing their ground in Danish society. On the first day of the ban, the women led a public protest over their right to wear the veil. Hundreds of people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds congregated at Den Sorte Plads in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighborhood, donning niqabs, colorful scarves and flamboyant face coverings—a horse head, fake beards and lucha libre masks were spotted across the plaza—to challenge the enforcement of the ban. The crowd marched on local streets led by a sign that read “My clothes, my choice” and chanted “No racists in our streets!” as they locked arms around the Bellahøj police station. At the same time, across the country a protest took place in Aarhus, Denmark’s second biggest city.
Many in the crowd said taking to the streets seemed to be the only way to bring attention to the problem. “When I was a kid, no one talked about who you could be and how you could look and dress,” said Line Schmidt, 33, wearing a black balaclava with yellow translucent heart-shaped glasses.“It’s not the Denmark I know.”
To protesters and women who wear the veil, the ban looks like another sign that Denmark is betraying its long-held value of tolerance. “It’s not just about us fighting for the right to wear our niqab,” Sabina says. “It’s also about us fighting for right to live our lives as practicing Muslims in Denmark. We are saying to the government: we do not accept this form of racist, Islamophobic and oppressive politics.”…..