[PRESS RELEASE – August 26, 2016]
Vlaams Belang Antwerp and Women Against Islamisation call for boycott of companies that promote headscarf
Action ‘Headscarf? No money! ” launched today.
Muslims insist increasingly on their traditions, values and standards in our society. The recurring debate on headscarves, the ritual slaughter and now the burqini are evidence of this fact. Daily Islam dominates the news. Under the false pretext of freedom of expression, tolerance and freedom of religion muslims try to push an agenda of intolerance and restriction of freedom. Democracy and pluralism, inherent to our Western secular society, are abused to introduce the Islam, an intolerant ideology. A lot of politicians, opinion makers and companies work the Islamization of our society in the hand trying to please muslims for money and sales.
The headscarf, like the burqa and the niqab, aren’t innocent piece of clothing but symbols of the subordination of women in Islam or Islamic society. Moreover, the Islamic body covering for women, regardless of the number of centimeters textiles, are the expression of a political aim: the introduction of the Islamic legal system (Sharia). This political symbolism has been shaped by 1400 years of Islamic theory and practice and is what it is, regardless of the motive of the individual wearer.
Companies that allow the headscarf to staff working woman support this islamic discrimination of women and are the pioneers for the totalitarian Islamist ideology, with all its consequences. Firms such as Torfs, Hema and Albert Heijn suggest that the market / consumer requires them to accept women with headscarves. Entrepreneurs should have this freedom, they need to master their own business and their own staff. But, the market / consumers also have the choice to only buy from shops and businesses that do show respect for our Western values.
Therefore Vlaams Belang Antwerp and Women Against Islamisation spread in the coming weeks in Antwerp stickers, posters and pamphlets with the text “Headscarf? No Money!” with a headscarf ban symbol. It is indeed time that Flemish people, who are tired of the Islamization of their cities, make their voices heard, by buying conscious at businesses that opt for employees without a headscarf. They can count on our support.
President municipal counsel
Vlaams Belang Antwerp
Anke Van dermeersch
President Women Against Islamisation