In the wake of hundreds of thousands of Muslims flooding into Europe and the rise of Islamic terrorism that is accompanying them, several European nations have been taking steps to ban certain aspects of Islam. Norway has joined the effort by moving to ban full-face veils worn by Muslim girls and women from all schools and universities. Many Muslim females would not dare go out in public without the veils.
Lawmakers in Norway on Monday pushed a plan to ban full-face veils in schools and universities, in a move that follows several other European countries.
The majority party argued that the veils hinder students’ and teachers’ ability to communicate.
“These clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good education.” Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, the Minister of Education and Research, said…
To date, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France and the Netherlands have placed legal restrictions on the wearing of full-face veils in many public locations. Women and girls who insist on wearing their full-face veils will risk being expelled from school or losing their job. Backers of the Norwegian measure are hoping that their Parliament will pass the measure, making them the first Nordic country to do so.