France Bans Burkas!

“The ability to wear a burka in public in certain European countries has been in discussions for some time now.  & while Belgium already voted for a total ban of wearing burkas in public, focus has now been put on France.

France will soon become the second European country to outlaw Muslim women from wearing burkas.

France has just voted unanimously in favor of a formal resolution to ban the wear of burkas & will most likely be made into law later this July.

The head of the parliamentary group of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party stated:

                  “This is an important day. We have an important rendezvous with the 
                  values of the (French) republic. The resolution is to explain, the law is to decide.”

As for the resolution, it states “radical practices which violate the dignity & equality between men & women, such as the wearing of the full veil, are contrary to the values of the republic.”

And there will be consequences for those who choose to disobey the ban.  Women might be faced with paying fines & men forcing them to wear it could spend up to a year in jail if convicted.

Though politicians are insisting the ban of burkas is mainly a security issue, while human rights & Muslim activists claim the decision is violating religious freedoms.”

Freakin’ amazing!!!!!!(:

The Muslim religion tells us that burkas (burqas, burkha, burquas) are garments worn by women for the purpose of hiding a female’s body when out in public. 

Muslim religion also tells us that “faithful women” are to “lower their gazes”, “guard their private parts,” cover their ta-tas, & are NOT to display their BEAUTY (except to “their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husband’s sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their womenfolk, what their right hands rule [slaves], or the followers from the men who do not feel sexual desire” (HA okayyy riiight?!), “or the small children to whom the nakedness of women is not apparent.”)

In the Muslim world, preventing women from being seen by men is linked to the concept of Namus, (discribed as an ethical category or a virtue) which is a strongly gender-specific category of relations within a family discribed in terms of honor, attention, respectability, & modesty.  So, pretty much, you’re a dishonorable hoebag if you don’t cover up with a burka…  Oh, please!

(:  I’m sooo happy to see France & Belgium publically recognize what these head-to-toe coverings really are: INSULTING to the fight for women’s rights.

On a side note, did you know the burka is not enforced presently by the Afghanistan regime?  HOWEVER, the TALIBAN always seems to think they can take the law into their own hands, & they enforce it’s wear in most of Southern Afghanistan.  So, even though it’s not required by law, if southern Afghan women value their safety, they’d better cover up. 

The burka is not the only thing the Taliban requires of its women.  Taliban women are NOT to attend school & are NOT to be employed.  They are NOT to clap during sporting events.  They are NOT to play sports.  Well, really…  WTF are they supposed to do??  Want to know the punishments of the Taliban?  I can assure you that you don’t…. Obviously execution, whether public or not.  Also, amputations of hand(s) or feet & public stonings & beatings. 

Just one of the many reasons I support the war in Afghanistan.  Save the Afghanistan people from these EXTREMISTS (or psycho Taliban freaks).  Save them from living in fear.<3

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5 Responses to France Bans Burkas!

  1. Hacksaw says:

    As mentioned in this post, burqas are worn by women for the purpose of “hiding their body” when out in public….in this age of homicide bombings, some of them being carried out by women or girls, it’s a bona-fide security concern and France, with the conservative Sarkozy in charge of their government is just ahead of the curve (along with Belgium) when it comes to addressing this realistic threat, without caring if they offend Muslim fanatics, or their apologists & supporters.

    If you’ll recall, France was actually the 1st Nation to use military force against the Somali pirates and considering the history of the World and how many times we’ve saved their bacon at the expense of American blood & lives, the fact that they are now tougher than us when it comes to confronting terrorists & national security issues is truly embarrassing!

    • Kikki says:

      What about all other forms of concealing dress, anything else that could be used to hide a bomb–large jackets, baggy clothing. Ban all of it?

      And the burqa ban won’t fix this problem. It only requires revealing the face–they can still wear the rest of the full-body covering.

  2. polarbear20 says:

    Wow, I thought the US was the world leader on ignorant Islamophobia. Guess France is trying to come out ahead at something!!

  3. HybridTalk says:

    Bin Laden will have to hide in another country now that he can’t hide out as a women under the burka.

  4. myfoxmystere says:

    Many of those burqas are flat out ugly! Maybe I should have drawn an ugly burqa woman for Everybody Draw Mohammed Day instead! Maybe when the next Everybody Draw Muhammed Day comes along, I just might do so (with Muhammed kissing her on the lips too!)

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