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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    It always cracks me up when progressives say the US should be more like France.
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    There is a high level of anti-Muslim sentiment in France right now. France is xenophobic in general, but when it comes to Middle Easterners it's in a league of its own. This should not surprise observers, although it does set a dangerous precedent for what the government there has the ability to tell people to do.

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    France Wants To Study Burqa Wear, May Ban It In Public



    Any opinions?
    I'm in two minds.
    Should a Govt. be able to legislate and ban such things or is this good and will help social integration?
    I can see banning it in court rooms so that the accused may face his accuser. I can see banning it while someone takes a photo for a driver's license.I can see banning it in areas where security may be critical. After all the burqa is body covering meant to obscure or hide the person. I also think the burqa is from a society that oppresses women,if you got a problem with the female form then take it up with the creator. However just walking around on the street,grocery stores and etc they should be able to wear what ever they want regardless if they become social outcast or if they want others to think they are being oppressed buy their men.
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    A bad move.
    France should combat the immigration, not the immigrates' religion.
    The French culture is indeed in danger, but the best way to solve it would be to create laws that limit the immigration of non-French, particularly Muslims, into France.
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I support a ban on baseball caps.
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Should a Govt. be able to legislate and ban such things or is this good and will help social integration?
    This is not social integration but social repression. The burqa is a cultural artifact of many nations; it is for many an integral part of their identity.

    The burqa, the chador, the yarmulke, the cross--these are not mere tokens of religious exercise but are for many fundamental expressions of who they are.

    Banning such things is proscribing the diverse identities of a diverse population.

    The government of France may have the right to enact such things. That does not make it right to enact such things.

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    If it was in the US, I would be strongly opposed. I am not French, and they are free to do as they want. I still don't like it though.

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    The French culture is indeed in danger, .
    From the 5-11% of Muslims in the country?

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    From the 5-11% of Muslims in the country?
    Don't be silly.
    From their growth rate.
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Don't be silly.
    From their growth rate.
    Now you don't be silly.

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