(RepublicanInformer.com)- Switzerland just took a giant leap forward for women’s rights – and no, we’re not talking about the imaginary pay gap.
This week, Switzerland voted to ban the wearing of the burqa or niqab, an Islamic face covering, in public spaces. The ruling is a huge leap forward for Europe, where the wearing of the face covering has become surprisingly common on the streets of major cities.
Media outlets, including the Metro from the United Kingdom, called it a “far-right proposal,” despite face coverings being a symbol of female oppression and male dominance.
The only exceptions for the wearing of face coverings in Switzerland will be in religious sites, or for health and security reasons – namely, the wearing of masks for protecting against the spread of COVID-19. Carnival celebrations will also allow the wearing of masks outdoors, but otherwise, the new ruling applies to absolutely everybody and not just Muslim women.
If you want to walk around in public, you must show your face.
Switzerland has a large Muslim population, with roughly 450,000 in the country making up 5% of the total population.
France and Austria previously implemented the measure, to the same kind of cries of “racism.”
France, which has a major problem with Islamic terrorism and extremism, banned the wearing of face-coverings in public back in 2010. Even to this day, left-wing media outlets claim that it was a covert operation to discriminate against Muslims.
In 2010, France banned face-covering niqabs and burqas in public, framing it as a move to promote open and equal interaction in society. The ban set off protests where some people clashed with police,” a CBS News writer sneered in May 2020.
The ban, which wasn’t “framed” as a move to protect French citizens but was literally a decision made to make people safer, was later deemed by the United Nations Human rights Committee to be a violation of “women’s freedom of religion.”
So you should fully expect Switzerland to get the full “you’re all racists!” treatment from the media, the Democrats, and the United Nations in the coming years.
51.2% of the Swiss people voted to implement the new ban, even after the Swiss government urged the people to vote against it, claiming the use of face coverings was a “marginal phenomenon” and that it might harm tourism from Islamic countries.
Switzerland, final results:
National referendum on the ban of Burqa on 7 March 2021
— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) March 7, 2021
The decision is remarkably similar to the 52-48% vote in the United Kingdom in 2016 to leave the European Union. The British government told its citizens to vote one way, and the people chose to do the opposite.