First things first.
they were doing a live show from the netherlands.
Holy ****, we were on TV?!
The supporters say not only is it a security threat because you cannot see their face but it also symbolizes years of women oppression in the muslim culture and they want muslim women to be more open to the dutch culture. The neighsayers say it goes against the freedoms that the dutch people have been so proud to hold in their country.
It's not really a matter of safety and oppression. The first is total bull**** because anyone can hide his face if he wanted to without a burka, but the latter is a good point. What it really is about though, is integration. The fact that the majority of Muslims refuse to integrate into our country is pissing our Minister Verdonk, and most of our people off. Wearing burka's doesn't help this problem so they want to ban it in order to help integration among Muslims.
This is morally and legally impossible because let's be honest here, you can't tell someone what to wear or what not to wear.
On the other hand, by wearing a burka, you distance yourself from the rest of the community, which in turn, helps integration in a negative way. Not only that, but some wear it at job interviews, which scares employers off.
Let's not forget that it looks utterly silly aswell.
Although there was a same problem with the headgear of Muslim women, that they claimed to wear for religous purposes. They tried to forbid those in public places like schools but failed.
Although, for some reason, the French managed to ban the headgear without planes crashing into buildings. The weird thing is is that no one really thinks it is wrong or atleast stopped protesting or causing riots.
I myself think they should enforce this because it's beneficial for everybody and is merely a sign of female oppression in the Muslim community.