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Has anyone heard about France fining women for wearing head coverings?

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soccerfanatic14

Asked by soccerfanatic14 at 2:52 AM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think that it is just the ones that cover the face (the niqab and burqa), not the ones that just cover the hair (hijab).

    Sparrow4

    Answer by Sparrow4 at 4:12 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Yeah they banned the burqa..America should too
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:21 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Unfortunately, not all countries practice freedom of speech and freedom of religion, where the law protects your right to dress and worship how ever the hell you want, and no matter how much someone else whines about it, it's none of their business.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:20 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Are they banning Nuns attire?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:46 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Sweet, maybe they will when the world starts having problems with nuns becoming suicide bombers.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:16 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Not to mention a nuns face isn't covered..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:19 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I think its terrible, to some people that is a very important part of their religion, it is one of the reasons I am glad we live in America, and think that we need to make sure that the freedoms we hold so dear dont get taken away.
    -LovingMamma-

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 11:13 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • It's not law yet; a French constitutional watchdog agency has to confirm its legality first.

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/70298/Frenc-Senate-Passes-Ban-Of-Full-Muslim-Veils.html
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:29 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • They are doing it to protect the citizens of the country from hidden amunition.. (not to say that there would be, but there's a possibility still) and they think a woman shouldn't have to hide her face and hair because they believe strongly in women's rights. I don't necessarily see the problem... They are not banning the religion...
    momofonelilguy

    Answer by momofonelilguy at 5:41 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

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