The vast majority wear hijaab but an increasing, and worryingly younger minority, wear niqab. Very rarely some wear a burka.
Obviously all Islamic dress, male and female, should be banned in Europe but it'll take a while for common sense to prevail.
Jillhad - a peaceful and tolerant fight back
From The Independent Online
Ban will not be enforced on the streets, but will apply to public transport.
MPs in the Netherlands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in some public places, including schools, hospitals, government buildings and on public transport.
The rule – which will outlaw all face coverings including ski-masks and helmets – was approved by 132 members of the 150-seat house.
It will now go before the Senate, where it must be approved before becoming law.
This will be ignored despite it being bang on the nail.No woman in a burqa (or a hijab or a burkini) has ever done me any harm. But I was sacked (without explanation) by a man in a suit. Men in suits missold me pensions and endowments, costing me thousands of pounds. A man in a suit led us on a disastrous and illegal war. Men in suits led the banks and crashed the world economy. Other men in suits then increased the misery to millions through austerity. If we are to start telling people what to wear, maybe we should ban suits.
"A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes."
I have no love of full face coverings and I can't help believe it subjagates women. Islam isn't the only religion that does this but certain middle east cultures do suppress women. Those societies are run by men, families are run by men.
However, I can't help but think that this thread is just another bunch of men who want to dictate what women can or cannot wear.
As for a referendum - that's blatantly ridiculous - why should anyone on here have a say on this. The only people that should be consulted are Muslim women.
Unbelievably, with Paul Nuttal being ukip leader abortion is back on the agenda - it seems to me a lot of people want to have control over women's bodies, whether or not it is disguised as benevolence.
Rather than just ban something we should be encouraging and creating safe spaces for muslim women to escape to if dropping the veil will bring them trouble. We need to accept that tolerating religious freedom doesn't give a free pass to ugly patriarchy. One thing men can do is if they hear or see other men treating women like shit they challenge it - and it's not just the horrible wife beating stuff, it's who does the housework, who has a say - and that's hard because we have to challenge our own and others behaviour.
I'd like to see an end to 'enforced modesty'. But bans and referenda do nothing to help women.