Du har ingen artikler på din læseliste

Hvis du ser en artikel, du gerne vil læse lidt senere, kan du klikke på dette ikon

Så bliver artiklen føjet til din læseliste, som du altid kan finde her, så du kan læse videre hvor du vil og når du vil.

Læs nu
Du har ingen artikler på din læseliste
Artiklen er føjet til din læseliste Du har ulæste artikler på din læseliste
The niqab dress code used by some Muslim women allows only a small slit for the eyes. Archive photo.
Foto: DAVE THOMPSON/AP

The niqab dress code used by some Muslim women allows only a small slit for the eyes. Archive photo.

News in English
Læs artiklen senere Gemt (klik for at fjerne) Læst

Veiled woman evicted from bus

A Muslim woman from Odense has been refused access to city buses because she was wearing the niqab.

News in English
Læs artiklen senere Gemt (klik for at fjerne) Læst

A 41-year-old Somali woman from the Vollsmose Estate has been evicted from a city bus for refusing to bare her face to the bus driver, according to Fyens Stiftstidende.

The case has emerged in the wake of a similar episode in Århus this week.

For Amina Farah Suleiman, it was the fourth time in a few months that she has been evicted from a bus in Odense. Her Muslim niqab dress code only permits a small opening for the eyes.

See face
According to Amina Farah Suleiman the driver told her he could not see who she was and refused to accept her season ticket. She ignored him after which she was ordered off the bus.

“I will not drive unless you get out. Out of the bus. Now!” Amina Farah Suleiman quoted the driver as saying.

“I was very angry and began to cry,” she said.

Not good
The Chairman of Fynbus Torben Andersen, who is also a Socialist People’s Party local counsellor, says the bus driver’s reaction was unsatisfactory.

“I don’t think the judgement shown in this case was good enough,” he says but adds that the Board is also responsible as there are no clear guidelines as to how drivers should react when faced with fully-veiled Muslim women who will not show their faces.

“This is a grey area where the Board has not said exactly what it wants. But I have asked CEO Carsten Hyldborg to make sure that we have proposals for rules at the next Board meeting so that it will be possible to use a season ticket when you are veiled,” says Andersen.

Danish People’s Party
The Fynbus Board may not agree with the driver’s rejection of Amina Farah Suleiman, but the Danish People’s Party Local Counsellor Alex Ahrendtsen does.

“The driver did the right thing and I hope that the Fynbus Board and management uphold the decision. Anything else would be grotesque. We live in Denmark, and in Denmark you show your face,” Ahrendtsen says.

Transport Minister
Transport Minister Lars Barfoed (Cons) says that if a person does not wish to show her face, then she should buy another type of ticket rather than a season card, and accept the extra costs involved.

“You can buy a regular cash ticket or a punchable ticket coupon,” he suggests.

Edited by Julian Isherwood

Annonce

Annonce

For abonnenter

Annonce

Podcasts

  • 
    Folkemødet åbner. Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen holder tale. Winni Grosbøll Borgmester. 
Christian Falsnæs performenskunstner får publikum sat i gang.

    Du lytter til Politiken

    14. juni: Kommer der snart en regering? Nååå nej... der er Folkemøde!
    14. juni: Kommer der snart en regering? Nååå nej... der er Folkemøde!

    Henter…

    Kristian Madsen og Amalie Kestler udpeger ugens vigtigste politiske begivenheder. Om regeringsdannelse og om Toga Vinstue. Og møder de politikere, som ellers burde bruge tiden på at danne en regering. Samt en der gik, og en der kom.

  • Du lytter til Politiken

    13. juni: Folkemøde - Hey, Danmark? Vi skal lige ha' en snak...
    13. juni: Folkemøde - Hey, Danmark? Vi skal lige ha' en snak...

    Henter…

    I dag begynder fire dage med Folkemøde på Bornholm - uden den slags debatter, der normalt vækker de store følelser. På Folkemødet diskuterer man De Store Ting. Alt det, som det organiserede Danmark synes er væsentligt at snakke om. Men hvad er dét så?

  • 15.000 mennesker er ansat til at gennemse det indhold, som Facebook vil skåne sine brugere for – videoer af mord, henrettelser eller mishandling af børn. Men hvem er de mennesker, der hver dag renser ud i internettets allermørkeste sider? Politiken har fulgt to af dem. ​

Forsiden