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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That certainly would be unconstitutional.
    Perhaps byt it would be fun. Then we can send the appeal to the 9th curcuit, who knows that those wackos will agree to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    Rather like the previous poster, you seem to think it's so easy for the battered wife to just take herself down to the police station. Many non muslim battered women have difficulty doing it - add the constraints of living in such a close knit community with very rigid ideas.
    So you've already stated that non-muslim women get battered. Which proves that banning the burka won't stop domestic violence, since domestic violence happens even against women who don't wear the burka.

    So all of this is just a smokescreen for the issues involved. If domestic violence really is a major issue for these women, then why not instead have the French government pass laws that make reporting of domestic violence easier, pass laws that provides for protections against women who suffer domestic violence, pass laws that allow the French government to relocate and pay for occupational training of domestic violence sufferers, or any number of other laws that would be more effective than banning a type of clothing.

    I'm not against the ban because I don't want to stop domestic violence. I just think that banning the burka won't do anything to stop domestic violence.

    Banning the burka to stop domestic violence is like banning bikinis to prevent rape.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?
    I would oppose a law banning burqas in The United States.

    However, I totally oppose allowing Muslim women wearing a burqa in their driver's license photos. Allowing that is completely idiotic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    -- However, I totally oppose allowing Muslim women wearing a burqa in their driver's license photos. Allowing that is completely idiotic.
    Like it's ever going to happen...



    Mind you, joking aside - if you ever look at all the images on the web of a burka clad woman driver licence - it's always the same woman... er I mean picture!

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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.
    Oh I get it! So we should take away rights from women, got ya!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Like it's ever going to happen...



    Mind you, joking aside - if you ever look at all the images on the web of a burka clad woman driver licence - it's always the same woman... er I mean picture!
    Forgive my ignorance...but I am totally serious here. Is that photo ferreal??

    Edit: nvm it's obviously a joke lol.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    I favour a law that bans Islam completely and any person practicing the religion should be executed in public. It's time the white-man stood up to these sand-n*****s before they are allowed to completely control our society.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I favour a law that bans Islam completely and any person practicing the religion should be executed in public. It's time the white-man stood up to these sand-n*****s before they are allowed to completely control our society.
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    No.

    Except in circumstances mentioned previously, such as for ID purposes and the like.

    Unless a rapid and highly accurate DNA scanner or some other device that servers the same purpose is developed, to the point where police can take a blood sample and compare it to DNA records n(and I don't want to think about how many changes a setup such as that would require, not to mention people who wouldn't agree to such) instead of needing to see a face for comparison to a picture.

    Until then, women who keep their faces covered in most cases should be required to show their face for ID purposes, or simply not participate in any actions that would require such.

    As I see it, secular law should always trump religious law, in most cases where the two come into conflict.

    If not, we might have people legally performing human sacrifice (an extreme example, to be sure, but you get the point).
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    Re: Would you favor a law banning burqas in the United States?

    The fact most people voted yes disgusts me.

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