September 14, 2018
Four political parties are pushing forward laws that could prohibit the pro-sharia Partij Islam ahead of Belgium’s upcoming municipal elections.
The Independent Federal Democrat Party (DEFI), the right-wing Reform Movement (MR), the Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH), and the Socialist Party (PS) have announced a proposal to ban parties “whose aim is to threaten public liberties”, which may include the Islamist party, Le Point reports.
The party gained notoriety earlier this year after its founder, Anderlecht municipal councillor Redouane Ahrouch, declared: “Our goal is a one hundred percent Islamic state.”
He was later fired from his job as a bus driver for his comments which included suggesting that buses in Belgium should be segregated by gender to prevent women being sexually harassed.
The party’s proposals include a ban on consumer credit, the guarantee of citizens to slaughter animals in their homes, limit the sale of alcohol, ban tattooing and piercing, and reject the two-state solution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, arguing that Palestine is “under occupation”.
This article was posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:35 am