Burqa not welcome in France

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  1. shravan

    shravan Regular Member

    May 4, 2009
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    Burqa not welcome in France
    Nicolas Sarkozy: burqa not welcome in France - Telegraph

    In a speech at the Palace of Versailles, Mr Sarkozy said that the head-to-toe Islamic garment for women was not a symbol of religion but a sign of subservience for women.

    "The burka is not a sign of religion, it is a sign of subservience," he told members of both parliamentary houses gathered for his speech.

    He added: "It will not be welcome on the territory of the French republic."

    His comments follow an appeal last week by 65 French MPs for a parliamentary commission to examine whether Muslim women who cover themselves fully in public undermine the secular tradition in France as well as women's rights.

    The MPs represent parties ranging from the Communists to Mr Sarkozy's UMP.

    The call won instant support from members of Mr Sarkozy's centre-Right government but was opposed by the Socialists, the main opposition party.

    The French parliament is expected to consider both the burqa, where the eyes are covered by a fabric mesh, and the niqab, which has an eye slit.

    France's Muslim Council said last week that the proposal "stigmatised" Islam.

    In 2004, the country passed a controversial law forbidding any conspicuous religion symbols from state schools, including veils, which are also banned in government offices.
  3. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Apr 5, 2009
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    From woman's point of view, this is a very good decision. Not only it is uncomfortable for women but also violating basic rights of women. I don't care about what religious people say about this.
  4. indian_sukhoi

    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

    Apr 6, 2009
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    Hyderabad, India
    That was a suprising move!!!
  5. ShyAngel

    ShyAngel Founding Member

    Mar 6, 2009
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    Gess who wants to wear burqa any why.
    If I'm a islamic women I would more then
    happy to kick burqa out of my life any day.

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