A recent survey carried out by pollster Epinion on behalf of Danish Radio indicated that only less a quarter of the Danes (23 percent) believe that full Islamic headdress should be permitted in the Nordic country. Conversely, 62 percent of the Danes supported the ban on wearing one of the two face-covering types of Islamic veil in public. Another 12 percent responded “don’t know,” while three percent declined to answer the question altogether. The discussion about face-covering headgear is a recurrent issue in Danish politics, and the upcoming autumn 2017 parliamentary session appears to be no exception, as the right-wing eurosceptic Danish People’s Party (DF) is all set to propose a ban on the burqa and the niqab for the fourth time in recent years. © AP Photo / Musadeq SadeqEasy Mistake? Norwegian Right Confuse Empty Bus Seats With Burqa-Clad WomenDF immigration spokesperson Martin Henriksen told Danish Radio that he saw the result of the poll as token of public support for his party’s stance. “This is very uplifting. It shows that the debate is moving forward, meaning that other parliamentary parties are also catching on. At least I hope they are,” Martin Henriksen said. Denmark’s other right-of-center parties have various opinions on this matter. While the Conservatives support the ban, the Liberal Alliance is against it, whereas government heavyweight the Liberals remains undecided,… Read full this story
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