I read the question about France wanting to ban burkas, and I don't quite understand why. Is the government afraid that women could be hiding explosives under their robes?
To me, it's a freedom of expression issue; and also a freedom of religion issue. If a woman chooses to wear a burka, she should be allowed to.
Answer by Mortiferouslatt at 9:46 AM on Jul. 17, 2010
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Answer by cookie269 at 9:51 AM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by MunchMunch at 11:50 AM on Jul. 17, 2010
I think countries are using the burqa as a symbol for wanting to keep their own culture. They feel that immigrants, mainly Muslims, are coming in and taking over. Demanding customs and such be changed to fit their religious beliefs and cultural customs from back home. France, and other European countries, were not based on immigration the way North America, Australia, etc.. were. So they have a much deeper attachment to their culture, in this case FRENCH culture. And French culture doesn't include covering one's face on public streets. They would prefer that immigrants adapt to French culture rather than expecting the French to adapt to the immigrant's culture. I think it has very little to do with security.
Answer by Bezu at 11:51 AM on Jul. 17, 2010
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