Thursday, May 31, 2018

Remember: Europe is An Enlightened Multicultural Society

Especially compared to Trump's Racist, Islamophobic America.  Associated Press:
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.
In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, Danish lawmakers approved the law presented by the center-right governing coalition. The government says that it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap.
However, the law is popularly known as the “Burqa Ban” and is mostly seen as being directed at the dress worn by some conservative Muslim women. Few Muslim women in Denmark wear full-face veils.
Laws that interfere with a person's religious beliefs bother me.  But living in a society where the most radical forms of Islam become dominant or important political forces are beyond "bother": they are a real danger to the West's tolerance of difference.

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