Denmark looking to ban all Islamic full-face veils

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Denmark made headlines recently as they review a full Islamic face veil law.

The full face controversy has crossed around the globe and everyone’s talking about it all the time.

So what’s Denmark doing? Via the Independent:

The government said it planned to fine people who wore items including the burqa and the niqab which are worn by some Muslim women.

Under the proposals anyone found covering their face would be fined 1,000 kroner (£120), or up to 10,000 kroner (£1,200) if they are repeatedly caught.

“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.

The restrictions have been supported by the Danish People’s Party – which the minority ruling coalition government depends on to push through legislation.

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All three parties in the coalition had said last October they would support such a ban.

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