In May, Denmark’s parliament approved an anti-face mask law essentially targeting the burqa and niqab, and on August 1st, the law came into effect.
Only a few days later, police were called to a shopping centre north of Copenhagen where a 28-year-old woman was wearing the Islamic face-concealing veil.
Danish police did what they are supposed to do by enforcing the law, but because this arrest involved an aspect of Islamic culture, the usual suspects broke into a fevered sweat.
Danish Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen has previously noted about the face mask:
“It is incompatible with the values in Danish society and disrespectful to the community to keep one’s face hidden when meeting each other in public spaces.”
And he’s right. Not being able to recognize someone in public goes against one of the fundamental freedoms we so cherish in the West.