Woman in Burqa Refused Entrance to Dutch Performance

November 10 2010

A woman wearing a burqa was refused entrance to a performance by Moroccan comic Anuar in the Dutch city Boekelo. The theatre had initially publicized a promotion in which the first ten women wearing burqas to the performance would be granted free entrance. Three women attended the performance in burqas- while two removed the garments when requested the third refused and was consequently denied admission. The theatre claims that she was denied entrance because of her behavior, not her dress.

Dutch News- http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2010/11/woman_in_burka_banned_from_the.php

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/press-review-thursday-11-november-2010#4