Bravo for Bulgaria! Following in the footsteps of France, the Netherlands and Belgium, they’ll be banning the burqa. Those who break the law will face fines and have their social security benefits cut off. Not all are rejoicing though.
The usual suspects are screaming that this legislation is Islamophobic, xenophobic, anti-Muslim and perversely, anti-woman.
But banning misogynistic costumes like the burqa and the niqab isn’t about being unfair but rather, levelling the playing field.
Plus, we in western democracies live in free societies without checkpoints on every corner with guards asking for our I.D. papers mostly because we can actually see one another!
And the law doesn’t prevent anyone from wearing a burqa at home or in a mosque, just not in a public place yet progressive lefties decry the ban. People like John Dalhuisen, spokesman for the U.K. chapter of Amnesty International who said:
“Women in Bulgaria should be free to dress as they please and to wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity or beliefs. This ban violates their rights to freedom of expression and religion.”
There’s so much wrong with this it’s hard to know where to begin but watch as I take a stab at it.
In the meantime, again, bravo for Bulgaria in taking a stand against the rise of Islamism.
Wouldn’t it be great if Canada followed suit?
But, given the politically-correct, Islamist-friendly cowards in charge right now, don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen.