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September 19, 2017 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

A Muslim woman from Denmark who refused to remove her full-face veil during security screening at Brussels airport has been turned around and immediately deported.

Belgian officials said the woman was deported to Tunisia in North Africa, the country from whence she had come.

Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, confirmed the incident on his official Twitter account, according to Turkey’s Daily Sabah online English-language newspaper.

“A Danish citizen coming from Tunisia refused to take off her niqab at our border,” Francken tweeted. “Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis.

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“Thursday I informed my Danish colleague Inger [Stojberg, Danish minister for immigration, integration and housing] about the niqab incident with a Danish citizen on our Schengen-border,” Francken added.

Schengen is the EU treaty that allows citizens of the European Union to travel between EU borders without showing identification. There are fears the system is being exploited by terrorists, who enter the EU clandestinely from outside EU territory and then travel around within.

Belgium, which has suffered more than most countries at the hands of Islamist terror cells, has introduced a law carrying fines and up to seven days’ imprisonment for anyone covering their face in public to the degree where they cannot be identified.

The site of the niqab incident is particularly sensitive. Brussels Airport Zaventem was where, on the morning of 22 March last year, two coordinated suicide bombings (along with another one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels) killed 32 people and injured more than 300 others. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport and the Islamist terror group ISIS later claimed responsibility.

Belgium’s anti-niqab law was not passed in response to that; it was enacted in 2011.

Written by Peter Needham

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  1. Owen Olsen says:

    As Islamic immigration, birthrates and influence increases. The West will be seen as racist and islamophobic. To counter this, new identity methods will be introduced. Soon you will not need to take off the nijab or burka for identification. You’ll have a chip or similar as the “mark” to identify you. Beware if Islam takes root and is the new world order those that refuse the “mark” will be either subjugated or put to the sword. Be warned.

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