En liten hjärtevarm historia från Flandern.
Kände mig lockad att sätta rubriken:
Burka biter polis, men nu var det
ju faktiskt burkans make som
slog en polis.....:
Police officers in the Brussels
municipality of Sint-Joost-ten-
Node were attacked by the husband
of a woman that refused to remove
The incident happened on Wednesday
after a patrol from the Brussels-
North Local Police Service spotted
the woman wearing a burqa on the
Liedekerkestraat at around 12:35pm.
The wearing of burqas and other garments
that cover the face has been illegal
since legislation on the issue was
passed by the Federal Parliament earlier
The police officers asked the woman to
remove the part of the burqa that covered
her face so that they could identify her.
She refused and was asked a second time
to show her face.
This met with a furious response from her
husband who proceeded to attack the police
One officer was injured in the attack and
will be off work for three days.
Police Commissioner Roland Thiébaut told
the Brussels regional news website
brusselnieuws.be that “Our inspectors
wanted to identify her to enable them to
draft a crime report.”
“She refused and her husband became
aggressive. He said that he would kill
anyone that touched his wife. He struck
one of the inspectors. The police officer
is now unable to work for three days. “
The man was detained and his case is now
in the hands of the judicial authorities.
The woman left the scene without removing
However, the police have been able to
identify the woman and have compiled a crime
report for the judicial authorities.