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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Burqas could disappear tomorrow, and we would still probably have just as many honor killings, abusive and domineering husbands, and subjugation as we do today. A piece of cloth does not create these things; it is a culture of male domination and female subservience. Instead of protecting abused women, this law only sends a message to abused women that their problem is due to a piece of cloth. Quick-fixes usually do not work, and this law is no exception.

    The law also ignores women that want to wear it. It seems strange that someone would cover their body in a hot shawl to please God, but people do a lot of strange thing to feel close to God. Look at the Amish. The women who choose to wear a Burqa have the right to feel close to God in their own, strange way as long as they are not hurting anybody else, just like everybody.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Tomorrow France's Burqa Ban law goes into effect, would you be in favor of a similar law here in the United States?

    Debate as France readies burqa ban - UPI.com

    No.Because we are not some Eurotrash country that ****s on freedom of speech and religion. todays its the burqa they ban tomorrow it could be bibles,book of Mormons, and other stuff they try to ban.

    If you testify in court, get a driver's license/ID, have to purchase something that requires that you be a certain age and a handful of other situations and maybe even while driving you should have to show your face or leave it uncovered while you are a driving.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Here in the U.S., women are free to divorce their husbands, and many states have no-fault divorces. And I don't know if it's policy or not, but I do think that people seeking a divorce who feel endangered by their spouse be entitled to a certain amount of protection from them.

    There are more alternatives to this issue than banning burqas.
    Your not up on the honor killings in america are you sam...do a quick google or bing..theres daughters being killed by their fathers for being to uhhh american.

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Your not up on the honor killings in america are you sam...do a quick google or bing..theres daughters being killed by their fathers for being to uhhh american.
    So we should ban burqas, and thus promote fathers who kill their daughters for wanting to be religiously conservative?

    Honor killings don't have much to do with burqas. What they have to do with is sociopathic people who shouldn't be having children are breeding anyways. Those sociopaths just use the wearing of burqas as an excuse. If we were to ban burqas then they'd just pick something else to kill their children over.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    In public areas, absolutely. Banks, etc. Muslims are not immune from the same kind of security measures that the rest of us have to go to simply because they practice Islam. Same thing goes for Identification.

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    No. Only in the cases of checking/taking photo ids should they be taken off.

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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    There is freedom of speech in France, and elsewhere - some of you guys seem to think you have the monopoly on it.
    Not a monopoly, but I tell you, I've learned from my time on this board that several members here who aren't American seem to have no trouble with the notion of limiting speech if it could be offensive to others. When I found out that some countries (and I have no idea if France is one of them) had hate speech laws, where someone could be criminally liable just for saying something negative about a protected class of people, it kinda blew my mind. I don't mean to say such laws are wrong, but they're definitely wrong for America. Speaking only my opinion, I prefer to have freedom of speech even if that means people get to say things that offend me.

    To the OP question, I'd have say I would oppose such a ban.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Im for banning the burqa, imagine that. Then we ban the mosque.
    *rolls eyes*

    I forgot that freedom of religion only applies if someone is trying to suppress Christianity/Judaism...
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    *rolls eyes*

    I forgot that freedom of religion only applies if someone is trying to suppress Christianity/Judaism...
    We should ban the church and the temple as well. Imagine no religion, its easy if you try.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    We should ban the church and the temple as well. Imagine no religion, its easy if you try.
    We've already been over this, and nobody wants this

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