Denmark: Can a parliament member wear hijab

The Danish People's Party says that if Odense politician Asmaa Abdol-Hamid will be elected to the parliament as Denmark's first Muslim female parliamentarian, she can forget about wearing a Muslim veil.  Abdol-Hamid, a 25 year old Palestinian-Dane made headlines when she hosted a TV show while wearing a hijab.

According to the Hans Kristian Skibby, the veil is oppressive to women and does not belong in the country's parliament.  The speaker of parliemant, Christian Mejdahl, did not say whether he will allow a member of parliament to speak while wearing a veil.

There have been previous cases in which parliament members were not allowed to speak due to their dress.

Source: Jyllands-Posten (Danish), h/t Hodja (Danish)

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