NORWAY - Full-Face Muslim Veil Banned

Arno Froese

The Norwegian government proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers.

“We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities,” Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement.

“These clothes prevent good communication, which is important for students to receive a good education,” he added.

Norwegian media reported the government can count on the support of most parties, saying the bill was expected to pass in the spring of 2018.

“Clothes covering the face, like the niqab and the burqa, have no place in Norwegian schools. It is a fundamental value to be able to communicate with each other,” Per Sandberg, interim minister of immigration and integration, said., 12 June 2017

Arno's commentary

While some Muslims claim that the veil covering of women is based on moral laws, no one can deny that these laws are in turn based on religion. It is for that reason we believe these full-face Muslim veils will be banned all over Europe. It is part of separating religion from government. The most liberal and freest nations in the world, such as the Nordic countries, draw the line when it comes to full-face Muslim veils for women. Here, the old saying applies: when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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