A Belgian politician has risked causing uproar among Muslims after starting a ‘Women Against Islamization’ campaign featuring his 19-year-old daughter wearing a burka and a bikini.
Filip Dewinter, leader of the far-right Vlaams Belang party, uses a shot of his daughter An-Sofie Dewinter in the dark blue bikini for the political campaign. She is shown with a Muslim niqab covering her face and hair, whilst her entire body is on show, the lower half of the black garment pushed open. The poster has on it two panels, one asking ‘Islam or freedom’ and the other saying ‘you choose’.
I find it sad that Islam is becoming the political scapegoat for many right-wing politicians in the West, especially those who are seemingly ill-educated about Islam and the Qur’an.