Tuesday, July 13, 2010

France BURQA BAN: French Parliament Approves Ban On Face Veils

by frédérik sisa

Well, France has gone and done it:French Parliament Approves Ban On Face Veils. I have nothing to add, really, to what Aqua said in her last post. I don't agree with the ban either and believe that, as a matter of freedom, people should wear whatever they want. Provided, of course, that they really do want to wear it. If Muslim women were being forced to wear the veil by their husbands, fathers, or families, even in France, well, there's room for major criticism there.

Anyway, I apologize for the relatively light posting these days. I'm working on getting you some goodies, so please bear with me. In the meantime, I'd love to hear about what you'd like to see on this blog. Sounds off below.


Anonymous said...

Well. I'd like to see yellow again.

Eli said...

well I think the face veil was also just banned in Syria which is mostly Muslim right? I think they need to come to terms with extremism and how things used to be. These Muslim countries used to very modern, they've gone backwards. Im not saying the ban is the right thing to do, but many things need to re-evaluated.

Frederik Sisa said...

You're right, Eli. The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article on that. It amazes me how complicated the issue is, given women who actively choose to wear the niqab as a symbol of their independence.

And I agree with you. I'm not sure a ban is the right thing to do either, and there needs to be more discussion and less brute power.

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