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France's Senate Backs National Assembly and Bans Women From Wearing the Burka in Public

Society & Culture  (tags: Wearing a burka, National Assembly, Senate, France, ban )

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Wearing a burka in public is set to become illegal across France after senators passed a nationwide ban. The country's upper house voted by 246 votes to one in favour of the measure, although there were a number of abstentions.


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Alicia V (181)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 4:00 am
Those garments make my skin crawl, it is so unnatural, is a machista fashion. Besides they don't get the benefits from the sun and I am completely against it for their own sake and mine, the sight of it lowers my body temperature, after women fighting for our rights this is like kilometres of steps back. And then comes the stoning.

Vukan Simic (121)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 4:32 am
As always, interesting and fresh news.
pleasure to read. TY Nancy.

pam w (139)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 6:48 am
Good for the French! I'm sure they'll be inundated with criticism from the "PC Police" but it's their right to do what they think is safe and good for French society.

See the photo of those two figures above? They could be men with explosives strapped to their bodies and you'd never know.

. (0)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 7:23 am
I believe this law is a sad fact that countries are afraid of what can be hiding under theses robes. A statement and action to a world so full of fear, hate and anger that governments do not feel safe if they can not see more of you.

Alejandra Vega (139)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 8:27 am
TY, Nancy!

Mike H (252)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 9:12 am
Good for the French

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 11:40 am
It's NOT an Islamic law that they have to wear veils, so I really don't see this actual Law as conflicting. If the French feel safer, then it's their right to pass such a law. But Nancy, you're gonna have to change your profile pic - can't see your whole face!;) LOL!

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 11:54 am
Yes, Nancy. What do you look like under that veil? LOL

Hana W (47)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 12:39 pm
The burka would not be my choice of attire, but within a democracy people should be free to dress as they choose as long as they are not indecently exposed. In It makes you wonder why the covered are targeted but the uncovered are not. The motive behind the act to outlaw the burka may be fear driven or the motive may not as yet be apparent. In time, I believe the true motive will manifest..

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 12:40 pm
Very appropriate. These women have chosen to live in a secular nation and they should behave accordingly.

Bente S (17)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 1:00 pm
In the recent situation where violent pressure and physical attacks are used to force muslim girls/women to don the clothing deemed proper by Islamists, I wholehartedly support the ban.

MmAway M (519)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 1:52 pm
Thank you Nancy...saw this on the news....wonder what will happen?!?!?

Tom W (24)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 6:07 pm
Thanks Nancy - Viva la France - Lets hope America joins in the equality for Women - Without we'd never exist.
Sadly, those who want to follow Islam MUST agree to the Laws of Mohammad - The Satanic Sharia Law.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 6:28 pm
Go France, I'm sure that in silence these women are grateful that a country is willing to seek change for them

. (0)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 6:42 pm
Three cheers for France! They will lead the way to the end of rampant political correctness and take back their country, religion (Merry Christmas!) and traditions. May the rest of the Western world follow suit ASAP.

Sylvie M (46)
Wednesday September 15, 2010, 8:05 pm
On one side, our government votes to ban burqas and niqabs from the "public space" (which includes the street) - and of course, most women here support this law.
But on the other side, they're destroying Roms "illegal" camps, though Roms are citizens of the European Union, and thus, are theoretically free to come and go as they wish.
Here we have to deal with two sides of the same medal, and sometimes, beleive me, it's not easy to be French these days......

gail dair (0)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 12:06 am
Thanks Nancy

Scott haakon (4)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 10:36 am
The anti-mask has been everywhere. There is no mention of it in the Koran. It is not religious. In the desert it has it's uses but not in metropolitan Europe of the US. Only criminals need cover their faces!

kenneth m (52)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 11:00 am
Good job. We have to fight the terrists in all countries now they can not hide bombs under them

Trish K (93)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 3:34 pm
Most of the women covering up are to young to know that it has only been 30 years or so since the islamic revolution in Iran when the Shah was driven out because he wasn't muslim enough and the Ayatollah Khomeini took power, prisoners and ordered women to cover up and Jihad against Americans. Thirty years is not very long ago. I hope this new law will empower women and not get them killed. I think what I was trying to say is that
Covering is Modern

Carmen S (69)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 9:20 pm
Vivia La France, But in this day and age a man could be hiding a bomb and dressed as a woman in a burka. If we were all at peace and no terrorist around I would be a little more lienient on this issue.

Terry B (649)
Saturday September 18, 2010, 1:20 pm
Vive (with an E) la France! I have some funny pictures of myself when I lived there in the Middle Ages playing petanque with the locals and wearing a beret.

You wanna live in a different culture, ASSIMILATE or get out.

Had to laugh at the one fool who said she wouldn't go out if she couldn't cover her face. WTH is she, the Elephant Girl? So stay home, we don't care,
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