La burqa, un signe sectaire et non religieux, par Dounia Bouzar - LeMonde.fr
But even if it was religious, do you not think that some things (like female excision) should be forbidden because they are against human rights, even if they are written in some old book?
Religion plays an ever smaller role over here, we used to be a very devout country in the past, but now we have legalized gay marriage and even adoption by gay people - that's because it is considered that the most important value is equality (between gays and heteros, and between men and women...and also between Belgians and foreigners, who also have the right to vote). Since we perceive the burqa as a sign of submission, it's normal that we ban it.
Well the difference is that you don't have 30 millions of Muslims in the USA. And I'm not sure the picture is so "black and white": wasn't there a huge debate about Obama being Muslim?Why is this sort of thing always an issue in Europe? With 9/11 in our history, this is something that would be addressed with a swiftnesss in America.
What other laws?there seems to be a lot of social law coming down on Muslims.