France says 'No Burqas'

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Sarkozy: Burqas Are 'Not Welcome' In France

I think they have a valid point (France). Nobody is saying they can't follow their own religion, but they can't be, what amounts to, be invisible.
  • Profile picture of the author TeddyP
    I am all for religious freedoms for all people...but this is where things get tricky. The Burqa isn't just a religious symbol - it is also a symbol of female subservience. I personally do not care how much of a tradition it is - if your society recognizes woman as equal then banning Burqas seems completely reasonable to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenjaminGates
    As long as you want to see the face behind the burqa, you will like this new rule of France. People get wierd ideas during recessions
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  • Profile picture of the author hemux
    I believe people should be allowed to follow their religion and practice it freely.

    I donot think that wearing a burqa would be a threat to a society, covering oneself isnt wrong. However, if its a security issue, i wouldnt argue with the government.

    Everyone knows how things are these days, with suicide bombers and all!
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Originally Posted by hemux View Post

      I believe people should be allowed to follow their religion and practice it freely.

      I donot think that wearing a burqa would be a threat to a society, covering oneself isnt wrong. However, if its a security issue, i wouldnt argue with the government.

      Everyone knows how things are these days, with suicide bombers and all!
      Hiding one's identity is wrong. They dont mean to hide their identity, but that is the end result.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I would think the women are probably elated by the law. In Iran the women are tweeting that it isn't religion that makes them wear them- it is coercion.
    Is there any wonder why women just get plain sick of men sometimes?
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    IMO if one goes to France, he should follow the country "rules, politics and guidelines". No idea why people come from other countries and try to bring new "rules" or whatever.

    Oh and remember the "extreme right" (heck, the almost nazi guys) are getting bigger and bigger in Europe.

    One of these days this is going to get real bad.
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