A Muslim woman’s benefits were cut by 30 per cent in the Netherlands after she refused to remove her niqab to help her secure a job. She has now moved to Britain thanks to EU freedom of movement.
The niqab is an extreme form of Islamic dress for women which obscures the face almost entirely, leaving only a narrow slit for the eyes.
The Netherlands’ highest administrative court ruled that Utrecht City Council was within its rights when it reduced the woman’s handouts. Whilst religious freedom rules allowed her to wear the veil, she was knowingly reducing her chances of finding gainful employment by choosing to do so.
“An uncovered face plays an important role in the contact between people and is essential in finding work,” the court ruling reads, according to the English-language DutchNews.nl outlet.
Having had her benefits cut in the Netherlands, the woman has since moved to England, according to the report.
Western nations have so far caved in to the demands from Muslims and pro Muslim organizations for fear of being labeled a nasty word, causing all kinds of havoc in their societies. The pattern we’ve seen overall is Muslims migrate into a western country, do not want to assimilate, and sit around all day plotting the destruction of the host country. (Obligatory disclaimer) That’s not to say all Muslims are that way, many of them find employment and are happy to live in a land without bombs constantly going off.
Sometimes a society, even a weak one like TAKE YOUR PICK European, has to put it’s foot down when it comes to the safety of society and the ability for a migrant to be able to thrive in their new society.
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is demanding the garments be banned in order to encourage integration and protect women’s rights as part of its election campaign.
“Just as we have been vindicated on the need to recognise the downsides of uncontrolled immigration and the hollowing out of our democracy brought about by EU membership, so we shall be vindicated on the need to be more robust in tackling extremism and defending British values,” said party leader Paul Nuttall when he announced the policy.
Bans of varying severity have been implemented or mooted in several other European countries including the Baltic republic of Latvia, which outlawed the veils in 2016, despite reports that only three women in the country were wearing them.
“A legislator’s task is to adopt preventive measures,” said justice minister Dzintars Rasnacs.
“We do not only protect Latvian cultural-historical values, but the cultural-historical values of Europe.”