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Thread: French law could see fines for burqas

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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    How about a Catholic Nun's habit or a trenchcoat?
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Certainly easier for 6 people in Burqa to have machine guns and equipment to rob a bank than it is for a person with a bank robber mask.
    Is there an epidemic of people wearing burqas robbing banks in France that I am unaware of? I've never heard of this happening even once.

    EDIT: A quick Google search indicates that it's happened a few times in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia...but I still don't see any indication that it's EVER happened in France. And at any rate, it certainly isn't commonplace enough to resort to a ban on the clothing altogether.
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Arguments for:

    1. It symbolizes oppression of women in Islamic societies.
    France is not an Islamic society, and there is no law in France requiring women to wear the burqas. Perhaps the women WANT to wear them?
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    "We can measure the modernity of a society by the way it treats and respects women"
    The irony with this one is quite thick, isn't it?

    Modern society will treat you with respect, but only if you're not a deeply religious Muslim woman. I love it.
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Is there an epidemic of people wearing burqas robbing banks in France that I am unaware of? I've never heard of this happening even once.
    Me neither. I haven't heard of ANY incidents involving the tiny minority of Muslim women who wear these garments in France, other than the hateful comments hurled at them by non-Muslims.
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    It's also a dangerous argument to make. It's "dangerous" because maybe someone will do something illegal while maybe possibly employing it. I mean, how much **** falls into that category?
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Personally I think it needs to be followed in all free societies. Anything can be hidden under a burqa, its a danger to society.
    Reminds me of the rumor (I say "rumor" since i heard it on Fox News and I haven't verified it ) i heard - That in Guantanamo prisoners used to hide sharp objects/weapons in Qur'ans and that prison guards could not touch it because it would 'infringe on their rights' (or something like that).
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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Women should be free to choose not to wear burqas.

    Women should be free to choose wear burqas.

    Simple concept.

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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    I think that burqas are oppressive and backwards instruments of male domination of women and that nobody ever wants to wear one, but are forced by their family and husband to do so.

    That said, this is a crap law, especially with the justification that it gives. Using that logic, all clothes should be illegal, since you could be hiding anything in there.

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    Re: French law could see fines for burqas

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    To some westerners, maybe.
    If some westerners represent the civilized block then so be it.
    It does?
    Yes it does.
    That one doesn't even require a reply, it's so ridiculous.
    Unless you're going to point out where in the Quran did they tell the believers to make sure their wives wear burqas, your comment is, unavoidably, 'so ridiculous'.
    Okay, 1 for 4 - unless the lady under it is uglier.
    That can change.
    The Burqa would always be ugly.
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