BlackHouse, Oct. 11 – Austrian police fined a French millionaire who protested against the burqa ban law by putting the portrait of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on his face as a veil.
Rachid Nekkaz, who has been a famous and successful businessman started a political activism against anti-veil laws across the Europe. Reports indicate that the Algerian-origin man has been under the focus of reporters’ lenses in recent years.
Following the burqa ban law which came into effect in Austria since ten days ago, Nekkaz launched a solitary protest in front of a government building in Vienna on Monday. While having a photo of Austrian Foreign Minister with attached banknotes on face and body, the millionaire has reportedly paid one of the notes as fine following the protest.
Last September, Nekkaz made a public call to all Muslim women across Europe to get out veiled without worrying about the fines. The millionaire vowed to pay all the fines for those who cover their face as a defying act against the ban.
The man went even further and established an organization to facilitate the payment of these fines across the Europe. Reports indicate that more than €300,000 ($360,000) has been paid by Nekkaz since months ago.
— RT (@RT_com) October 9, 2017
Formerly and after the burqa ban law was announced in Austria, Nekkaz’s reaction hit the headlines of news outlets in the country and across the Europe. Kurz even threatened the billionaire with lawsuits over “incitement to commit an offense.” The racist law of burqa ban has been reacted by several groups across the continent calling it an inhumane act and sort of a hate speech.