France Bans Burqas

I suppose it’s somewhat comforting to know that the United States is not the only country with xenophobic pastors and politicians who want to burn Korans, or in the case of France, ban women from wearing burqas (those head-veils) in public — but it’s not exactly going to make life any easier for the French, who have already seen a threat to the Eiffel Tower as a result!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522611076 Koen De Groote

    Far as I’m aware, Burqa’s are already banned in Canada, with the arguments that you can hide weapons under them, hide drugs, smuggle terrorists, do human trafficking, etc…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522611076 Koen De Groote

    Far as I’m aware, Burqa’s are already banned in Canada, with the arguments that you can hide weapons under them, hide drugs, smuggle terrorists, do human trafficking, etc…

  • Vox Penii

    Majestic thinks it’s good when the French stand up for their cultural integrity by opposing McDonalds:

    http://disinfo.com/2010/08/asterix-french-comics-hero-endorses-mcdonalds/

    But Majestic thinks its “xenophobic” when the French stand up for their cultural integrity by opposing burqas.

    Why is one good, and the other bad?

    According to Victimhood Poker (a satirical version of the real-life admission policy at many American universities), Muslims are worth more points than white people …. http://dicklist.blogspot.com/2006/07/tdl-gaming-world-series-of-victimhood.html

  • Anonymous

    no. i’m canadian and there are no rules about that…

  • Andrew

    You’re right. They’re both bad and should both be banned.

  • Ironaddict06

    This will never happen in America. As long as you are a minority in America, you can claim it’s against your civil rights and un-constitutional.

  • Ironaddict06

    This will never happen in America. As long as you are a minority in America, you can claim it’s against your civil rights and un-constitutional.

  • gemmarama

    yup, at risk of calling down all manner of controversy i must agree. i’m all for religious tolerance but this is a cultural issue; it’s merely a tradition, in the manner of foot-binding. i respect people’s beliefs up unto the point where they disrespect my entire gender by suggesting that the mere sight of us is so disturbing and offensive that we should go about our daily business wearing masks. i quite like the feel of the sun on my face, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Burqas are banned but Hijabs are still allowed. A burqa is the fill body covering except for the eyes not just the head veil which is known as a hijab. Both burqa and hijab are both mostly cultural and were not even used much until the 1950s when the saudis pushed a more restricting version of islam. I am for Frances right to ban the public wearing of something that has been used to commit a crime in cases. We here in the us have many local ordinances not allowing you to wear a mask or hoodie covering the face.

  • hunter349

    Burqas are banned but Hijabs are still allowed. A burqa is the fill body covering except for the eyes not just the head veil which is known as a hijab. Both burqa and hijab are both mostly cultural and were not even used much until the 1950s when the saudis pushed a more restricting version of islam. I am for Frances right to ban the public wearing of something that has been used to commit a crime in cases. We here in the us have many local ordinances not allowing you to wear a mask or hoodie covering the face.

    • rtb61

      It bans the Niqāb, the head veil which forms part of the Hijab (conservative clothing rules). So it targets full face covering clothing, depending upon how it is worded ski masks would also likely get picked up in the legislation.
      People have to the right to be able to identify persons they are dealing with in direct personal contact. Obviously many institution have the responsibility to ensure people identify themselves including and especially schools and, obviously banks need identify people withdrawing money and anyone who accepts a credit is responsible for ensuring the person who presented it the authorised holder of the card.

  • lanzo

    In the province of Quebec it is restricted for any government employee or anyone dealing in governement services from wearing a burqa or hijab.

    http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2010/03/29/13400986.html

  • Anonymous

    It bans the Niqāb, the head veil which forms part of the Hijab (conservative clothing rules). So it targets full face covering clothing, depending upon how it is worded ski masks would also likely get picked up in the legislation.
    People have to the right to be able to identify persons they are dealing with in direct personal contact. Obviously many institution have the responsibility to ensure people identify themselves including and especially schools and, obviously banks need identify people withdrawing money and anyone who accepts a credit is responsible for ensuring the person who presented it the authorised holder of the card.

  • Ironaddict06

    I agree.

  • Ironaddict06

    I agree.

  • Anonymous

    sounds like Quebec…

  • Andrew

    You’re right. They’re both bad and should both be banned.

  • gemmarama

    yup, at risk of calling down all manner of controversy i must agree. i’m all for religious tolerance but this is a cultural issue; it’s merely a tradition, in the manner of foot-binding. i respect people’s beliefs up unto the point where they disrespect my entire gender by suggesting that the mere sight of us is so disturbing and offensive that we should go about our daily business wearing masks. i quite like the feel of the sun on my face, thanks.