Europe makes tryst with doom

The tenacity and perseverance of Islamism are limitless — as also are the capitulation mindset and death wish of liberal democracies, especially those of Europe. The debates surrounding burqas, niqabs, and burqinis in Europe are a testimony to these facts.
The continent that gave the world Plato and Aristotle, the Renaissance and the Age of Reason, Voltaire and Sartre, liberty and fairness—that continent is debating the validity of such instruments of women’s subjugation as burqas and burqinis. The veiling of women was once regarded axiomatically evil in a not-too-distant past but now the settled question is being discussed in earnest—and that too for the sake of women’s rights! It is like India starting to debate the soundness of sutee.

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