Headscarf Tax?


It’s like a race to see who can say the most ridiculous thing about hijab.  And Geert Wilders (leader of the far-right “Freedom Party” in Holland), wants in:

Wilders’s newest proposal is to tax the Muslim headscarf. Any Muslim woman who wants to wear a headscarf – which he described as a ‘head-rag’ – would have to apply for a licence, and pay one thousand euros for the privilege. Wilders says the money raised would go toward women’s emancipation programmes.

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[The news piece dates September 16th, about a month ago.]