Belgium is about to impose a nationwide ban on the wearing of burkas and niqabs in public. The Belgian parliament is expected to approve the ban on April 22 and it will come into effect shortly thereafter. This will make Belgium the first country in Europe to enact such legislation. Passage is seen as a foregone conclusion.
Needless to say we should congratulate and support Belgians for having the foresight and courage to take this most sensible step…foresight because the ban will go a long way toward stemming the rising tide of Islamization in Belgium and the rest of Europe and toward reinforcing open, secular, democratic, western values and courage because the law’s proponents, especially it’s sponsors and the legislators who will vote on it’s passage, will no doubt be maligned and villified and could easily be the victims of violence perpetrated by Islamofascist thugs acting in the name of Islam. There is also the very real possibility of demonstrations and riots in Belgian cities, which might of course turn violent.
Given the nature of Islam and the historical record none of this can be discounted. In fact it should be expected. Foresight and courage is exactly what the Belgians are exhibiting and congratulations and support are exactly what we should be offering.
The ban will send a very strong message to Islamists throughout Europe and hopefully elsewhere as well. Coupled with the ban on the construction of new minarets in Switzerland, the rise of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, the ongoing controversy in France and the increasing alarm over Islamization throughout the continent it may be a sign that Europeans are recognizing the danger that Islamization poses and understanding that it must be stopped if their cultures are to survive.
Can we conclude that a real backlash is coming? Let’s hope so and that it extends to Britain, Germany and the rest and on to North America too.