Belgian MP Who Initiated Anti-Burka Law Threatened - 29 November 2012

Daniel Bacquelaine is a deputy and head of the MR [a political party] group in the Chamber. He is also burgomeister of Chaudfontaine. In Mouvement Réformateur [Reform Movement], he leads the struggle against radical religious groups. He preaches vivre ensemble and his speeches and political actions make certain people unhappy.

It all started shortly before July 2011. On this date, Belgium became the second country in the world to ban "the wearing of any item of clothing that completely or mainly hides the face in a public space". This was aimed at clothing of the burka and niqab type. It was at this time that the anonymous email threats started.

They haven't calmed down since, returning each time the deputy takes another step in favour of vivre ensemble: "The MR group wants to go further in its struggle against behaviour that prevents the vivre ensemble (continue reading...)