A “Dutch” Muslim woman is interviewed about her determination to wear her burqa despite the Netherlands banning face coverings in some areas. She affirms that sharia law overrides Dutch values, customs, and laws.
The Dutch law which was enacted on August 1, 2019, bans the wearing of “face-covering clothing” in public buildings, including hospitals, schools and government offices, as well as on public transportation. However, the ban does not extend to Dutch public streets.
The Netherlands’s “face-covering” ban applies to the niqab (which covers the entire face except for the eyes) and burqa (which covers the entire face and eyes) but not the hijab and chador.