By Sally Rashid
Today, Denmark’s ban on the public wearing of face veils came into force. Joining the likes of France and Belgium, Denmark’s outlawing of the niqab and similar face veils was introduced through a vote in Danish Parliament in May, under the guise of protecting Danish values. But a law that effectively criminalises me for my clothing choices is not one that I wish to follow. Along with Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue), a Danish women’s rights platform, and many other women, both muslim and non-muslim, I am protesting the ban by marching across the country in my niqab, because ultimately, it is my choice to do so, no matter what the centre-right government thinks.