32 year old Hind Ahmas was fined 150 euros (picture above) and was told to perform 15 days of citizenship service after she was caught wearing a veil in public, which she refused to remove. She risks a two year jail sentence and a €30,000 fine if she does not perform her citizenship service, which could make her the first woman ever to be jailed for wearing a veil.
There is no possibility of me removing the veil, Ahmas said. I’m not taking it off. The judge needs citizenship lessons, not me.
There are two arguments to the burka debate. One, that the ban on the face veil is against freedom of religion that the west prides itself on, and is an attack on Muslims. Two, that people should follow the rules of the country they live in, so women should not wear the veil.
What is your take on the issue?