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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Well actually its not illegal to wear headscarfs in public.
    Its illegal to wear them in government run institutions such as the police force, educational academies, etc. In public and on the street is perfectly acceptable, though they are not encouraged to do so.
    The Burqa?

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    The Burqa?
    Yes, and the headscarf. You wont find anybody wearing Burqa's anyway, at least not Turks, from what i remember Turkey is mainly Sunni.
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Yes, and the headscarf. You wont find anybody wearing Burqa's anyway, at least not Turks, from what i remember Turkey is mainly Sunni.
    It does get hot

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    It does get hot
    Good thing they dont wear Burqa's then
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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Oh, for FFS!

    Isn't it enough that they've already banned religious attire in government buildings, now they want to ban it in the streets as well?

    Seriously, though. I think it's a really bad idea for a government to tell people how they're allowed to dress. There is also the unintended likely consequence of such a ban: these women will never set foot outside their homes again.

    Also, LOL @ the picture's caption placing Marseille in central France.
    There is a case for standing up for the vulnerable, silent majority of oppressed Muslim women. Its great us 'Westerners' suggesting they should stand up for themselves etc, but generations of oppression can, and do impact on ones ability to rebel. I say give them a helping hand and ban the draconian attire.

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    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.
    Perhaps they should show this level of combativeness in far off lands... such as Afghanistan?

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Good thing they dont wear Burqa's then
    Thats what I implied, keep up

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    While there at it they can Ban those silly Nuns Garments (except in private party's)

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt View Post
    While there at it they can Ban those silly Nuns Garments (except in private party's)
    Nah....those are worn out of habit.

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    Re: France considers banning the burqa

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    There is a case for standing up for the vulnerable, silent majority of oppressed Muslim women. Its great us 'Westerners' suggesting they should stand up for themselves etc, but generations of oppression can, and do impact on ones ability to rebel. I say give them a helping hand and ban the draconian attire.

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