Denmark Is Moving to Ban the Hijab

The country Denmark is evidently becoming rotten and decayed. For a long time now, this society has been veering in an increasingly Islamophobic direction.

It all culminated this week when a commission set up by the government published nine recommendations to tackle “negative social control” amongst “minority ethnic girls.” Among these recommendations is the banning of hijab in public, private, and even within independent Muslim schools.

The commission was established in January 2022 with the purpose of devising recommendations for how “to better support girls and women from immigrant communities on how to take control of their own lives.” By “taking control of their own lives” what they really mean is ensuring that Muslim women and girls do not have the freedom to exercise their religious rights under the guise of liberation and concern for Muslim women.

Apparently securing minority women’s rights includes infringing on the very rights that these people claim to be universal: freedom of religion, freedom of choice and the freedom to raise your children in a manner that you as a parent deem fit. This all goes to show that these “universal” and “human rights” are used arbitrarily when it suits the agendas of the white supremacist colonizer. However, when it comes to Muslims practicing their religion, these rights suddenly no longer apply.

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The commission is called “The Forgotten Women’s Rights Battle,” alluding towards Muslim women and girls supposedly being deprived of their ‘forgotten’ fight as women—a ‘tragedy’ which ultimately requires the white colonizer to come and ‘save’ them from their ‘backwards’ patriarchal families. The commission was not set to release its recommendations until 2023, but with the general elections just around the corner, an increasingly pressured prime minister is seizing her chance to divert the attention of voters away from her and instead towards the group they hate the most: the Muslims.

Unsurprisingly, the members of the commission comprise of ‘Muslim’ hypocrites. This is a deliberate tactic employed by the government in order to give the commission a face of legitimacy before the general public. This way, they can say that the recommendations are coming from the Muslims themselves and not from the anti-Muslim establishment. It’s the usual neo-orientalist strategy with the criticism coming from ‘within’ in the hope that the subjugated people are more likely to accept their oppressive policies. But the Muslims of course are able to see right through it.

Furthermore, the professional careers of these ‘Muslim’ members have been built upon attacking and slandering Danish Muslims and attempting to turn the general public against practicing Muslims. Therefore, it is no surprise that they suggested a hijab ban as their first recommendation. Due to legal reasons however, they can’t just come out and openly call it a hijab “ban.” They need to phrase it as a general ban against religious symbols. This exposes the hypocrisy of Western society and their so-called human rights. If they wish to attack Muslims, all they need to do to circumvent the law is to simply phrase things in a more general way. And there you have it, a law specifically targeting Muslims while being given the veneer of being against all religions.

This latest development in the Islamophobic proclivities of European countries—France being the ideal role model—should once and for all lay bare the reality which is that the West itself undermines the very fabric that they claim their societies are built upon. All the high praised freedoms, tolerance and constitutions that liberal secular democracy claims to uphold and represent are simply discarded along with the garbage into the bin, in order to fight Islam and Muslims.

This is highly paradoxical considering that the government, just prior to the commission’s statements, had released a decision which ensures children right down to the age of zero are able to change their sex. Yes, you heard that right. Children, or their parents, can now decide that their newborn child is either a girl or a boy even if that child is biologically female or male. But if a Muslim girl at the age of eight decides that she wants to wear the hijab, she is not permitted to do so, because evidently a newborn child’s cognitive skills far outweigh that of an 8-year-old Muslimah, right?

This hijab ban is actually only the most recent development in a long line of Islamophobic laws and rhetoric which symbolize the European attitude towards Muslims. They have been trying to ban the hijab for a very long time, and France is seen as the pioneer country illuminating the way for other European countries to follow. Once they have succeeded in banning the hijab within primary schools, they will proceed to banning the hijab in public workplaces and finally, banning the hijab in the public sphere altogether. And all of this is disguised as some egalitarian, secular need for there to be no religious symbols whatsoever within the public space.

In reality however, it is their pathological obsession and deep-rooted hatred towards Islam that is at the root of their own dismantling of the ‘liberal state.’ The liberal state and universal human rights were never meant to secure freedom of choice and expression to all peoples but was formulated as a neocolonial blueprint for turning everybody into the mirror image of the West. It is empire in a new disguise, and the Muslims of Europe are feeling the encroachment.

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If Muslims do not come together, unite on the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and recognize that if they do not take a firm stand here and now, then it will be too late for them to even hope of having any sort of future in the West. They need to come together and fight the oppression and hypocrisy of the West and show them that Muslims were sent to mankind to bring them out of darkness and into the light:

الٓر ۚ كِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلْنَـٰهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ ٱلنَّاسَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْحَمِيدِ

Alif-Lãm-Ra. ˹This is˺ a Book which We have revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ so that you may lead people out of darkness and into light, by the Will of their Lord, to the Path of the Almighty, the Praiseworthy— [14:1]

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Ibrahim Ihsan

Horrible. Just horrible.

Hunt Hunter

Yes horrible but not surprising, kuffar is just being kuffar!

Hunt Hunter

These unjust policies will continue against Muslims in the absence of a global unified Khilafah. Only way out for us is to have our own Homeland (Khilafah on the methodology of prophethood)

Yusuf ibn Tashfin

A khilafa is not a guarantee of having a pure Islamic society without corruption, crime, oppression and all kinds of evil. You have to look at history the omayads, abasids, etc, including the ottomans. They all had moments where Muslims enjoyed prosperity and pure Islamic governance, but then you had times when oppression was rife and even unislamic corruption.

Yusuf ibn Tashfin

Don’t get me wrong, I also want a pure Islamic society with the rule of the sharia to avoid all the evil that we see now happening ; but I would like someone to specify me what kind of khilafa they talk about; one that encompasses a huge mega territory like the omayads or a group of allied territories with rulers that rule according to the Qur’an and sunnah, with separate territories(with free movement of people and trade) to be able to meet the different specific needs of each territory?