Nothing short of an ethnic cleansing of Muslims from the West is going to be effective in protecting Western civilization from the invasion and colonization.
However, if your view of history is that things happen incrementally, then this vote by the Dutch could be the first step in that ethnic cleansing.
The lower house of the Dutch parliament has voted in favor of banning face veils and other face covering garments in certain public places such as schools, hospitals or government buildings, citing security concerns.
The bill envisages a ban on Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and niqab but also applies to all face coverings, including ski masks, helmets and balaclavas. It does not cover such situations as wearing burqas on the streets but applies only to specific situations, in which face recognition and proper communication are “essential.”
Those defying the ban would face a fine amounting to up to €410 ($430). Wearing face covering garments for protection or during sports activities or festivals and cultural events is exempted from the ban.
“Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted in education and healthcare institutions, government buildings and on public transport,” the Dutch government said in a statement on the bill backed by the Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, AFP reports.
The government said it had “tried to find a balance between people’s freedom to wear the clothes they want and the importance of mutual and recognizable communication,” adding that it “sees no need to impose the ban on all public spaces,” AFP reported.
“Everyone has the right to dress as he or she wishes,” the government said in a statement announcing the law, as quoted by Reuters. “That freedom is limited only where it is essential for people to see each other, for example to ensure good service or security,” it added.
“The bill does not have any religious background,” the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, responding to the criticism of the opponents of the legislation, who accused the government of making concessions to the anti-Islam sentiments in the view of the far-right Dutch anti-immigration Party for Freedom, led by Geert Wilders, leading the polls ahead of parliamentary elections in March.
The bill was adopted by a majority of 132 out of 150 lawmakers, including the ruling Liberal-Labor coalition. It must now get the approval of the Upper House of the Dutch parliament, the Senate, before coming into effect.
Meanwhile, the bill was criticized by the Dutch government’s advisory State Council body, which said that such an issue does not require specific legislation. Institutions such as schools or hospitals or public transport operators can introduce internal regulations prohibiting face-covering garments, it said.
Muslim garb should be banned on the streets too. There’s nothing normal about Islam, nothing at all.