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DENMARK-RELIGION/VEIL
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July 30, 2018
On Aug. 1, when face veils are banned in Denmark, Sabina will not be leaving her niqab at home. Instead,...
Copenhagen, Denmark
The Wider Image: Crime or right? Some Danish Muslims to defy face veil ban
On Aug. 1, when face veils are banned in Denmark, Sabina will not be leaving her niqab at home. Instead, she will be defying the law and taking to the street in protest. In May, the Danish parliament banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and some other European countries to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values. But Sabina, 21, who is studying to be a teacher, has joined forces with other Muslim women who wear the veil to form Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) to protest and raise awareness about why women should be allowed to express their identity in that way. "I won't take my niqab off. If I must take it off I want to do it because it is a reflection of my own choice," she said. The niqab wearers who plan to protest on Aug. 1 will be joined by non niqab wearing Muslim women and also non-Muslim Danes, most of whom plan to wear face coverings at the rally. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly SEARCH "DENMARK VEIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. THE IMAGES SHOULD ONLY BE USED TOGETHER WITH THE STORY - NO STAND-ALONE USES
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