In Denmark, there are current legislations in place for women who wear the niqab, restricting them to be able to walk on the streets whilst wearing the religious garment.
By Amy Holloway
The number of women who actively wear the niqab or burqa in public is relatively low compared to the total population of Denmark. With more than half the woman practicing Islamic faith coming from white European origins.
“Its important to note that 65 percent of women that wear the niqab in Europe are white women who have converted.” Rachid Nekkaz political activist stated at a protest about the burqa law in Copenhagen September 11th 2018.
As it’s such a small minority that are wearing the burqa in public, there is a current social conflict in Denmark that this law is a violation of women’s rights with Amnesty stating.
“All women should be free to dress as they please and to wear clothing that expresses their identity or beliefs. This ban will have a particularly negative impact on Muslim women who choose to wear the niqab or burqa.“
This article is aimed at the news outlet Muslim News as this news outlet is aimed at people of Islamic faith.