QUOTE OF THE DAY: Denmark proves that Nordic “equality” is selective and does not apply to minorities like Muslim women

by , under Enrique Tessieri

While we should not be surprised that Denmark, the Nordic region’s and one of Europe’s most Islamophobic country, voted to ban the niqab and burka,* according to Politico. While I have seen only twice in my lifetime in Finland a woman wearing a niqab, I have never seen one using a burka. How many women will be affected by this ban? Apart from making it clear who has the right to gender equality in Denmark, the measure is another example of Europe’s hypocrisy. The women Denmark targets are the ones that it now attacks with more gusto thanks to the ban.

What policies – if any – does Denmark apply to create an inclusive and culturally diverse (non-white society)? Ban, tar and feather these women in public is the answer.

The only good thing I can say about the country is that the Perussuomalaiset party’s [1] bid to turn Finland into an Islamophobic and racist nation like Denmark failed. Small consolation to an overbearing social ill facing us today.

Read the full story here.

* The media mixes up niqab with burka, a garment worn by women that covers their body and the face. When some media speaks of the niqab, a dress that covers the woman’s body except for the eyes, they call it wrongly burka. 

[1] After the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13 into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. Despite the name changes, we believe that it is the same party in different clothing. Both factions are hostile to cultural diversity.  One is more open about it while the other is more diplomatic. 

A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.

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