Denmark has joined other European states in banning full face veils and coverings which in effect will outlaw wearing the Islamic burqa or niqab.
The Danish parliament voted overwhelmingly to back the law banning the burqa and the legislation will now come into effect on August 1st.
Wearing a Burqa will incur a fine of 10,000 Kroner or 134 euro.
Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria also have similar bans on wearing religious garb that covers one’s face and obscures identity.
Meanwhile, in France there is a total ban on wearing any religious signs while working, this was extended in 2010 to a total ban on wearing the burqa in public which is very common among women in France’s massive and rapidly growing Muslim population.
Denmark has faced the problems with large scale Muslim migration bringing out the rise of so called “parallel societies” that other Western European states have also experienced.
To combat this the Danish government has also moved to prevent the developed of Muslim ghettos which eventually lead to dangerous no-go-zones as have ben seen in Malmo, Sweden and the sprawling Molenbeek area of the Belgian capital Brussels.