You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
It's one thing for those women to be living in Saudi Arabia and forced to cover up; it's quite another for them to be relocating to the (relatively) free world and choosing to dress that way.
If they are entering government buildings, fine, but outside of that, how dare you or anyone else tell them how they can or can't dress.
You do now.
I have decided to conquer Belgium, personally and single-handedly, and rename it "Goshinland". I will then spend six months training an elite force of fifty Belgian commandos, with whom I will take over the rest of Europe.
My first act as Master of Europe will be to extend the Burqa ban to all EU nations. In fact, I may ban all clothing on attractive females entirely, except for fur coats in winter. Or I might make Burqas mandatory for females who score an "OMG" on the UglyMeter. Haven't decided yet.
Okay seriously now... could you elaborate on this "Belgium doesn't have a government" thing? I'll admit freely that what I know about Belgium could be written on the back of a matchbook with room left over, but now I'm curious as to what that meant.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
This is something that descendants simply place in the closet eventually.....unless it becomes an object in which their parents and themselves can't make the decision on their own. It becomes a symbol of protest. In the end, religious fanatics don't protest a general rule. They protest what they see as robbing them of their identity or challenging them to re-asses their very souls.
Last edited by MSgt; 05-08-10 at 08:28 PM.
I understand how highly unlikely we're to see a hijab, for example, to hide a bomb. But we have clearly seen full length veils cover not just the identity of the wearer, but also explosives and/or weapons.
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann