Politicians in Austria are set to introduce a motion to ban burkas after the European Court of Human Rights upheld French rules barring people from covering their face in public.

Members of Austria’s Freedom Party could put the motion before parliament as early as next week, while MPs from the Danish People’s Party and Norway’s Labour and Progress parties are considering similar plans.

On Tuesday the ECHR ruled that a French ban on wearing full-face veils in public did not breach human rights as it didn’t specifically target Muslims.

Members of Austria’s Freedom Party added that there was no compulsion in Islam to wear a full-face veil, and so any ban would not constitute an attack on religious freedoms.

Freedom Party spokeswoman Carmen Gartelgruber told The Local that in the ‘wide, conservative circles of Islamic immigration society’, the opinion prevails that women are second-class citizens.

One of the many instruments for oppressing women is the burka, she added.

In Denmark a ban was last discussed between 2009 and 2010 but was quickly shot down in the belief that the European Court would rule against it.

But now Martin Henriksen, a member of the anti-immigration People’s Party, says the legal framework for a ban has been laid down.

He told Politiken: ‘[A ban] would send the signal that we do not accept parallel societies and isolation. We see [the burka] as a rejection of Danish society.

‘It is a sign that one wishes to distance themselves from the rest of society.’

Meanwhile the Labour and Progress parties in Norway welcomed the ban, and suggested they may also raise the issue again.

Former Labour Party leader Thorbjørn Jagland said the judgement was positive, and recognised that hiding behind a veil meant other members of your community struggled to relate to you.

A law banning full-face veils was rejected by the country’s parliament just last year over concerns the ECHR would reject it.

But despite the new ruling, politicians in Norway admit that any new proposition is unlikely to pass as public opinion seems to be against such a law.

France’s parliament passed a burka ban in 2010, leading to protests from Islamic groups who said it was discriminatory.

However on Tuesday judges said that the measure aimed at stopping women covering their faces in public was entirely justified.

They said that the right of ordinary people to ‘live together’ was a ‘legitimate objective’, and that Muslim women wearing face coverings threatened it.

Belgium and parts of Switzerland have also introduced bans, and similar ones are being considered in Italy and Holland.

Plans for one in Britain have also been mooted by backbench MPs and other politicians, including members of the UK Independence Party.

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  • It’s a start. Next step is deporting the burqua wearers.

    • propagandaoftruth

      When Europe turns, and I think it will be sooner rather than later, we will not be too far behind. After a period of shocked denial…

    • Rhialto

      Of course the question remains of why the burqqa wearers are in Europe.

      Also, at what point did this “Human Right” court gain control of Europe’s governments?

      • Sick of it

        After WWII? Really, everything happening in Europe goes back to that terrible war. The war to end all…opposing viewpoints.

  • TruthBeTold

    I saw a woman (I think it was a woman) in a burka in my little community yesterday. While I expect to see them in a larger urban areas, it was unsettling to see it in my little community.

    • Oil Can Harry

      There are quite a few burka-clad women here in the Bronx.

      I’d prefer if Europe banned Third World immigration rather than letting the invaders in and then trying these futile attempts to assimilate them.

      • Pro_Whitey

        But, as TruthBeTold points out, are you sure they’re all women? Great disguise for a wanted man if you can get the cops not to require you to take it off.

      • They can not be assimilated.

    • JDInSanD

      I saw one in Target working as a cashier in an area that is almost all white and asian. She was wearing a red burka the same color as the shirts the rest of the employees wear. Her face was veiled with a flesh colored drape which I guess was supposed to look as much like a face as possible. Only the eyes were visible. I paused and thought about taking a picture but didn’t.

      If they’d have tried to steer me to her line I would’ve said, “No, I want to see someone’s face when I’m doing a business transaction face to rag…I’m mean face to face.”

  • MekongDelta69

    Could this be? Could this possibly be?

    AmRen running three good news articles in one week?

    Where are my smelling salts?

    • RisingReich

      Go to the “border” and take a big long whiff. The stench of hundreds of thousands of invading round n browns and the sight of that reality will take you right off that three good story “high” feeling right quick.

      • MekongDelta69

        You’ve just crushed my five minutes of self-induced euphoria.

    • JSS

      I have to disagree Mekong. This would be like proposing to ban the sombrero in the U.S. Basically treating symptoms instead of the disease itself.

  • Steven Barr

    I’m not keen on trying to assimilate Muslims into European ways. Just stop letting them in.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Muslims are racially and culturally unassimilable. Not only should they stop letting them in, they should also start deporting the ones who are already in Europe.

      • Ella

        Over half of Mexicans or Latinos are also culturally un-assimilable in the US. Most Americans have never been to Mexico to understand the extreme cultural differences.

        • Hallie Eva

          Ella is entirely correct. I would up the percentage of unassimilable Mexicans and Latinos to nearly 100 percent.
          At least in MexLatifornia.
          Where there are Mexicans and Central Americans, you will find Mexico and Central America’s squalor and crime.

  • SentryattheGate

    I remember reading about the burqa robberies in Europe, where the burqas were used to mask the identities of men robbing shops, especially jewelry stores.

  • Medizin

    Ban those who wear them, too, along with their jihadist husbands, brothers, fathers, cousins, uncles, grandfathers.

  • David Ashton

    The French can do what the “British” cannot do.

  • guest

    “Burka bans could become the norm in Europe.”

    And why shouldn’t it be? Europe wasn’t meant to be some third-world islamic cesspool.

  • MBlanc46

    Finally, the Europeans are doing something right. It just makes my blood boil when I see women wearing hijab. And everyone around them seems to act as if it’s normal. It’s not normal. It’s not American. It’s bad enough that they’re here, but they insult our history and our customs by their very appearance.

  • antiquesunlight

    It seems the Europeans are really making some progress, praise God. But my favorite part about this article is the name Thorbjørn Jagland. What an amazing name.

  • RisingReich

    Fly into Minneapolis -they seem to be everywhere in that airport.

  • Ella

    I’ve seen a brownish gold burka with the weird “mosquito netting” before their eyes. I just stared in disbelief. It is rare, but you’ll come across a few outfits when they visit the US.

    • JSS

      Those aren’t actually rare. In countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia those kinds of burkas are the most common. In any case talk of banning them in Western countries is a token gesture meant to appease kosher “conservatives” while still keeping the project of White ethnic cleansing on schedule.

  • jayvbellis

    The burkah should be considered Muslim gang “colors”. In our countries, our communities we have the right and the will to tell people how to dress.

    This is more evidence, as if any more is needed why Libertarianism just doesn’t work. We can not let non Whites dress whatever way they want, let them free to choose gang clothing.

    • I mostly agree, but one of my Mormon neighbors asked us last month whether we were atheists for working on a Sunday. I was barefoot and wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Sayaka was similarly clad. Every day is a workday here. She felt actually offended at us digging up the half-barrels and planting tomatoes and a raspberry bush. Would it matter if I was “some sort of atheist”? For me, the work I love, like welding, machining and vegetable gardening is actually fun, so since it is entertainment, certainly even under her own rules I can do that on a Sunday.

      • Rhialto

        I wonder if the Mormon would have asked that question, had Sayaka been wearing a burqa.

        • If Sayaka had been wearing a burqa, she’d have been using the shovel and not me. Isn’t that the way Trashcanistanis treat women?

  • Magician

    I do love hearing such a beautiful news like this every now and then on AmRen!

  • T_Losan

    Austria is extremely no-nonsense about matters PC and very patriotic. Austrian citizenship is normally granted after 30 years’ legal residence (compare to the UK’s 5 years). At the same time, it is now 10% Muslim. I would not at all be surprised if they adopted measures to curb religious face coverings.

  • If they are allowed to wear masks in public or when driving a vehicle, why shouldn’t I be able to do as well? Wait a minute; I’ve already been doing that most of my life, but since I made the flesh expressionless, just to cheat everyone out of seeing my misery when I was little, I never needed to cover it with cloth.

    The Koran only enjoins women to “dress modestly”. Turkish women don’t usually even cover their hair. One of my mother’s old high school friends has a son who married a nice Turkish gal. The lady looks fine, but this doesn’t mean she should cover up lest I rape her. Why would I ever do anything like that?