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Space Gravy
01-26-2010, 06:41 PM
France MPs' report backs Muslim face veil ban

A French parliamentary committee has recommended a partial ban on women wearing Islamic face veils.
The committee's near 200-page report has proposed a ban in hospitals, schools, government offices and on public transport.
It also recommends that anyone showing visible signs of "radical religious practice" should be refused residence cards and citizenship.
The interior ministry says just 1,900 women in France wear the full veils.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8480161.stm

Gingersnap
01-27-2010, 10:17 AM
I'm moving this to Terrorism because it relates to that topic. Muslim men have obviously used women's clothing choices to disguise themselves for terrorist activities. Also, people walking around with their faces obscured (not on Halloween) are just plain creepy to Westerners. ;)

stsinner
01-27-2010, 11:00 AM
*Feels the floor to see if Hell has frozen over..*

Holy crap-France finally did something that I agree with!

lacarnut
01-27-2010, 02:06 PM
*Feels the floor to see if Hell has frozen over..*

Holy crap-France finally did something that I agree with!

Teeny weeny baby steps. The yellow stripe is still there though. :eek:

Apache
01-27-2010, 02:24 PM
Teeny weeny baby steps. The yellow stripe is still there though. :eek:
On the left side of the aisle...

Opinion polls suggest a majority of French people support a full ban.




The Socialist opposition has come out officially against a ban, saying it would be difficult to enforce. It says it is opposed to full veils in principle, but some members have expressed fears about any ruling that could stigmatise Muslim women. As usual the PC red-types are standing in the way...

PoliCon
01-27-2010, 02:56 PM
*Feels the floor to see if Hell has frozen over..*

Holy crap-France finally did something that I agree with!

will you be moving? :p

PoliCon
01-27-2010, 02:57 PM
members have expressed fears about any ruling that could stigmatise Muslim women. too bad. Soo sad.