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Two arrested in Paris for Burqa protests, as well as dozens of others watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-04-2011 19:44
(Original post by lukejoshjedi)
- 11-04-2011 19:46
Meh, I think it's good that a country like France isn't scared to enforce civil laws like that for what it thinks is right or moral for people in its' society but at the same time seeing the punishments just for being caught with a burqa... fine of up to 150+ euros and anyone forcing someone to wear it could face a year in prison
seems harsh, debatable issue though, at the same time people should be allowed to wear what they want in public in terms of religious symbols, clothing etc imo
I don't like burkhas, I don't wear a burkha, but if a woman wants to, why not? I agree that a coutry should be able to enforce it's own laws, but I think they're taking it too far.
- 11-04-2011 19:52
I don't see the need for this law. People say the law is there for a proper reason and not just for infringing the rights of a religious minority, but is it really? Is it really that important that people's faces are visible everywhere they go? Fine, don't allow them in banks, airports, etc. but is it really necessary to ban them just walking down the street? Let's face it, the real reason this ban has been introduced is because people just don't like it.
I would ban people from driving while wearing a burqa though:
No way would you have proper visibility in that. A niqab would be fine, but with a burqa there's basically only a little wire mesh to look out of.
- 11-04-2011 20:26
(Original post by Stratos)
- 11-04-2011 20:33
opinion and fact are two different things, hence the two shouldn't be confused. And the bhurka leaves space open for the women to see through therefore I cannot see how it obstructs their vision.
- 11-04-2011 21:07
Alas, the French Parliament voted for it and it passed. If the will of the French Polity is to ban the Burqa then I suppose that's how **** is going down in France. Maybe it'll get repealed in the next government, depending on how the French vote. I disagree with the law but if the democratic process legitimately passed it then there's not much the people can do until the next parliament and the government changes or political and people pressure is applied sufficiently to force a change of heart.