A European court decision upholding France's ban on face-covering veils may have implications for Denmark. The Danish People's Party wants to see a similar ban enacted at home and the legal path may now be clear.
After the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's ban on wearing face-face veils in public, the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DF) said Denmark should explore a similar law.
"The way has been cleared for a ban," DF's Martin Henriksen told Politiken in reaction to the court's ruling. "[A ban] would send the signal that we do not accept parallel societies and isolation. We see [the burqa] as a rejection of Danish society. It is a sign that one wishes to distance themselves from the rest of society."