Denmark: Hijab in parliament

The Danish Parliament's presidency is in a state of alert in case Asmaa Abdol-Hamid will be called in to replace Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen. The representative of the Danish People's Party's (DPP) in the presidency, Søren Espersen, threatened to stop Abdol-Hamid from coming in with her headscarf if he's chairing the session.

The presidency had planned a seminar in April where the question will be discussed and new guidelines prepared. However, Espersen had said that he will do everything to forbid any form of head covering in the parliament hall. He wants to make it clear to Abdol-Hamid that if he's chairing the session when she comes in, she will either take off her headscarf or leave. He says it's not a discussion club, though she could of course complain to the presidency afterwards about the decision. He says he hopes it won't be realistic before the presidency discusses the issue.

Asmaa Abdol Hamid is currently the first replacement for Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen for the Red-Green Alliance. The party normally makes good use of deputies, so it's not improbably that Abdol-Hamid will enter the parliamentary hall.

In contrast to those elected, according to the parliament's uniform regulation employees are allowed to go with a head covering for religious reasons, but it must be issues by the parliament, so that it would fit in with the rest of the uniform.

Abdol-Hamid says that she thinks Espersen's threat is undemocratic. Denmark is a democratic country with a democratic leadership. If the DPP has problems with the values in Denmark they must find another place. It should be a place that is more similar to them - maybe a place in the Middle East.

She says she's doesn't believe she will be kicked out of Parliament. There's a stable, live democracy and the DPP should learn that. The Danes talk and the Danes decide - not the DPP or Søren Espersen. We can't have them making specific laws. She thinks it's very dictatorial and doesn't belong in a democracy. We will fight all undemocratic forces in our society.

She says she would like to see the politicians who came out fighting against undemocratic forces in society such as Hizb ut-Tahrir also stand up and say that Espersen's attitude isn't acceptable.

Abdol-Hamid's party, the Red Green Alliance, had requested clarification regarding the parliament's rules about head covering.

Per Clausen, deputy chairman, says they think Espersen's demand is against the rule and expect the Parliament's chairman to abide by the rules and not to make up their own rules. It's their clear understanding that according to the current regulations it's not possible to prevent a parliament member from wearing a headscarf.

Sources :Politiken 1, 2, 3 (Danish)

See also: Denmark: Can a parliament member wear hijab, Denmark: When the media has no story

3 comments:

ash said...

Shocking.

Unless I mis-read this post entirely is there really a rule in parliament that no-one can wear anything on their head?

The bald male politician has to take off his wig? The female one has to remove a hairpiece? The young woman can't wear a headband?

Why on earth would anyone worry about someone wearing a head scarf?

Unless of course you are

a/an islamic idiot who regards a headscarf as a political statement

or

b/a right wing idiot who regards a headscarf as a political statement

God help you if you just like a headscarfs or have bad hair!

Where does this end?

"Oh God please help us to save civilisation from all those cancer victims with head scarves! Islam is using leukamia to undermine us.
Protect us from muslim doctors using radiation to make women cover their heads!"

How stupid is this going to get?

Anonymous said...

The bald male politician has to take off his wig?...---

stopped reading right there.

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Enjoy your muslims!.

Anonymous said...

So what Muslim women have to do is to adhere to the guidance followed by the Mothers of the Believers (the Prophet’s wives) and the womenfolk of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them), and the women of this ummah who followed them in truth, and strive to cover themselves and be modest. This is farthest removed from the causes of fitnah and will protect them from the things that lead to provocation of desires and falling into immorality.

Muslim women must also beware of falling into that which Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden of imitating kaafir women and prostitutes, in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger, and in the hope of attaining the reward of Allaah, and for fear of His punishment.

Every Muslim must also fear Allaah with regard to the women who are under his care, and not let them wear things that Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden, such as provocative clothes, or clothes that are revealing or tempting. He should remember that he is a shepherd and will be responsible for his flock on the Day of Resurrection.

We ask Allaah to set the Muslims’ affairs straight, and to guide us all to the straight path, for He is All-Hearing, Ever-Near and Ever Responsive. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions.So what Muslim women have to do is to adhere to the guidance followed by the Mothers of the Believers (the Prophet’s wives) and the womenfolk of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them), and the women of this ummah who followed them in truth, and strive to cover themselves and be modest. This is farthest removed from the causes of fitnah and will protect them from the things that lead to provocation of desires and falling into immorality.

Muslim women must also beware of falling into that which Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden of imitating kaafir women and prostitutes, in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger, and in the hope of attaining the reward of Allaah, and for fear of His punishment.

Every Muslim must also fear Allaah with regard to the women who are under his care, and not let them wear things that Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden, such as provocative clothes, or clothes that are revealing or tempting. He should remember that he is a shepherd and will be responsible for his flock on the Day of Resurrection.

We ask Allaah to set the Muslims’ affairs straight, and to guide us all to the straight path, for He is All-Hearing, Ever-Near and Ever Responsive. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions.