The Danish government and the majority of the Danish population do not approve of seeing women in the streets wearing the Muslim burka or niqab. Nor, according to Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Lib), is the dress code welcome in Danish schools.
Prime Minister Løkke Rasmussen told his weekly news conference that he is awaiting a report on how to avoid students, teachers and other public servants wearing the niqab or burka.
“Then there can be a discussion about how to rip the burka or niqab off women. Do we do it through legislation or by signaling our attitudes. Or do we do it by backing the leaders out in our institutions so that they take up the battle,” Løkke Rasmussen says.