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France bans Burqa

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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French senate approves burqa ban

 
A woman wearing a niqab veil participates in a protest against a ban earlier this year in Tours, central France.

The French senate approved Tuesday a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women -- making France the first European country to plan such a measure.

The law passed by a vote of 246 to 1, with about 100 abstentions coming essentially from left-leaning politicians.

The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament in July and will go into effect next spring.

French people back the ban by a margin of more than four to one, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found in a survey earlier this year.

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MIA0223
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Disgusting!

2boys_1girl
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

How do you feel about this?

sexymomma_88
by Gold Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM
Its not the govt place to tell pple what the can or cannot wear
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MIA0223
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I feel it's horrible, just as bad as those who force women to cover! ANd the ones who do cover and are forced will probably be stuck in the house, losing the little freedom to go out they had!

Quoting 2boys_1girl:

How do you feel about this?


mamamona
by Silver Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I don't think it's right. People should have the right to cover or uncover as they chose.

2boys_1girl
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM

does anyone know the reasons behind the policy?

sweetnspacey
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM

: (

MIA0223
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM

THe stated reason is to protect those being forced and because it goes against the French idea of equality...

Quoting 2boys_1girl:

does anyone know the reasons behind the policy?


Strwbrries
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM

SO much for religious freedom on that side of the world...are they also going to ban crucifixes and the star of david..and those little hats that some jews wear in public? What about turbans? what about bindi?



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sweetnspacey
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:39 PM

The France Government wants more control over its people, IDK?? The whole world is just turning to shit, it sucks : (

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does anyone know the reasons behind the policy?

 

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