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 Vlaams Belang party, uses a shot of his daughter An-Sofie Dewinter in the dark blue bikini for the political campaign. The glamorous teenager dons a burka that covers her head and face, while the rest of the Muslim garment is draped over her back. The provocative image is likely to inflame tensions among Islamic groups and nationalists in the racially-divided country. The poster shows the words ‘Freedom or Islam?’ written on a red bar across Ms Dewinter’s breasts.
Thoughts? It seems to me that this is a perfectly reasonable, if colourful, way to have a debate on whether Islam is compatible with freedom.