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

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    A very black and white answer for a very black and white world in which we don't live.

    Your answer would be fine if every woman under a burqa were wearing one out of free choice, but they're not. Many are under a burqa because of force, or fear of the consequences if they don't tow the line. Many live in communities where rejection by family and community would be too hard to bear, hence they do as they feel they should so as not to be cast out, stigmatised or punished. Yes there will always be some exceptoin to the rule the Sunday papers who says she loves living under a curtain and she chose it, but they're far from the majority. Let's cut this crap that most burqua wearing women are free thinking feminists who've chosen to live covered - that argument sinks like a stone. And let's be frank about what wanting to keep wives and daughters under such subjugation really says about how much you value women as equals. Certain civil freedoms quite rightly take priority over a supposed religious freedom such as this one.

    Doubtless as ever on DP, the usual French bashers, relying on Fox news and having never set foot on French soil, will crawl out of the woodwork here. All I can say is that as somebody who isn't French but lives in France, most women and most muslims (of both sexes) here welcome this ban. A few mullahs will scream injustice, but they're not representative of the majority.
    So this is a Fox bashing moment for you? You weren't too bad up till then, but then you had to bring in something ridiculous. What does Fox have to do with this? Please explain to me how Fox has anything at all to do with this.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I'd like to see the Jersey Shore arrested for their fashion...
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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...
    perhaps you could point out to me the relevant Sura or Hadith?

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

    No such a ban would be a slap in the face to freedom of expression.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Well the law in France banned anything covering the face, be it veils, balaclavas or masks. Can you imagine all the kids that'd get arrested on Halloween if the US introduced a similar law?
    I can assure you that robberies increase dutring Mardi Gras when everybody's face is covered.

    But nobody has ever suggested any law against Mardi Gras masking. They would be tarred and feathered and sent packing.

    So wearing a burka could increase crime but nobody would try to stop any laws against it. Especially since it's not a religeous requirement. It's just "our way" Well it's NOT our way! You're not in Iraqistan anymore.

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

    I understand the point that Uretha is trying to make, however, I still would not like to see an outright ban. There are certainly security situations when it should not be allowed and private businesses should not allow it. Also, no burkas in sensitive places such as airports. With those qualifications, I do not want to see a blanket ban on it as reprehensible as the practice is.
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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?
    Hell no! It's clearly unconstitutional, and there's no point. People should be free to wear whatever they want so long as it's not nothing. Cause quite frankly, Americans have turned into fat, ugly SoBs and we don't need to be parading around without cloths.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    So I;m hearing on CNN right now that covering the face is no part of Muslim law but is a"custom" of some Muslim groups. Which answers my question about Allah demanding this.

    How about I crouch down behind a woman covering her face and then somebody push her over me?

    I think pretty soon there will be a new Muslim custom!
    Saints are not specifically mentioned in the Bible, but what would happen if we banned holy relics? The Qu'ran tells women to dress modestly, and some interpret this to mean, "wear a Burqa". I think that this is silly, but it is still are entitled to their interpretation of it.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Then when she reaches the age of majority she can choose for herself whether she thinks she's a slut if she doesn't cover herself up completely and then do so or don't do so as she chooses.
    Sorry but you have no idea how difficult life can be for these girls.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So this is a Fox bashing moment for you? You weren't too bad up till then, but then you had to bring in something ridiculous. What does Fox have to do with this? Please explain to me how Fox has anything at all to do with this.
    Sweetpea I have something of a history on DP - you should perhaps look back at the hysterics any mention of France has provoked on these boards over the years.
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