Monday, June 22, 2009

La burqa? Non, merci...

Vive la France! Et merci bien, M. Sarkozy!

"In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity," Sarkozy said to extended applause at the Chateau of Versailles, southwest of Paris.

"The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement - I want to say it solemnly...It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."

(English language story here.)

Of course, as this photo suggests, there may be room for compromise:

Update 25 June: op-ed from the Tehran Times...interesting enough to be worth a look. It makes an interesting point: "There has to be respect for cultural traditions. It is right and proper, too, that Muslims, when in France or any other non-Muslim country, accept the laws there - providing that those laws do not impinge on their faith, nor do they stop them from exercising their beliefs."

شكراً جزيلاً, Nathalie!

Please see this funtastic cartoon on identity. Please don't allow women discrimination.
Obrigado, Jorge.

Women (and anyone) should be able to wear whatever they want. The burkha certainly denies them this choice.
Sit down for that one- in today's Tehran Times, an Op-Ed from Arab news:
Pardon, j'ai oublié de signer (above) voir mon IP: NV
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