Comments on: Sarkozy dons burqa to camouflage reform agenda Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Born In The USA Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:17:21 +0000 We need a leader like him in The United States of America, We did have George Bush but he’s not in power now. Leaders like Sir. Winston Chuchill, John Howard, George Bush & Nicholas Sarkozy should pop up in all Westen Nations. Our brothers up in Canada, down in Australia & Europe. We are sick & tired of terrorism.

By: Born In The USA Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:13:22 +0000 *- To Mohammed
Being a Muslim you believe Christ was the Prophet of Allah? LMAO.. Man you gott real fantasy on God’s for you’re own kicks.
The real joke of this Century according to me is “Islam is a Religion of peace”.
Man that’s the greatest humour of all.

By: Mohammed Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:56:02 +0000 Being a Muslim I believe that Jesus Christ was the son of St.Mary and a great Prophet of Allah(God). Now I find his mother wearing a head scarf and not a Bikini, but I guess will Nicholas Sarkozy accept her in Bikini or Head scarf?
France is predominately christian country which is modern, liberal and secular, technologically and Economically advanced, democratic republic.
Islam has very little role in it, however in order to divert the problems which France is facing especially the problems of minorities, the French president Sarkozy is now blaming Burqa for backwardness of Muslim women.

By: Ahmar Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:57:04 +0000 simple point is that by banning burka u want to stop muslims who r coming there to live and earn thats it.

carry on nudism ….soon a day will come when such leaders will ban bikinis also!

Its strange …that man are allowed to wear cow boy hats and on the other hand side.. u r banning women from wearing scarf

The only reason is to oppress an community in the name of protecting ur so called civilization.(mother country of freedom)…..these all things are creating differences and distances…..

By: sarfraz Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:54:26 +0000 The whole point is not that wearing burqa is in Islam or not people like surkozy need not worry that what is islamic view point or they r really interrested in islamic teachings? so here r few
islam is against alcoholism so y dont u banned it also
islam is against homosexuality y dnt u banned it
islam is against prostitution y dnt u banned it
as far as burqa is considered in islam thr r some criteria of dress code which u can fulfill by many way including burqa some ladies prefer burqa. no body is asking carla bruni to wear burqa or if she likes it, its good “4 her” not 4 anybody else but some one like 2 wear it how can u prohibit her. u cant stop any nude lady from being nude in the name of freedom of expression then wat happen her??
nuns r also wear a sort of hijab? wat abt then y dnt u consider this also as a sign of oppression?
sexual desire is also very normal in all human beings wat abt that?

By: Tom Heneghan Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:40:00 +0000 Rick Travis, a personal opinion that a ban would be counterproductive or that Islam does not demand the wearing of a burqa does not amount to support for a legal ban on the burqa. Moussaoui has been very careful to say he doesn’t care for the burqa personally but that France should not outlaw it.

What Moussaoui actually said is more nuanced than the quotes reported in the NYT or AP stories you linked to indicate. His quotes in context and in the original French give a different impression of his view (  /societe/20090623.FAP0163/burqa_le_pres ident_du_cfcm_etonne_par_la_creation_dun e_.html .

In the French quote in that link, Moussaoui said: “A commission on a very marginal phenomenon (such as burqa wearing) surprises us, especially as the current debate tends to stigmatize France’s Muslims … Let’s be clear: for the mainstream Islam practised by the vast majority of Muslims (in France), wearing the burqa is not a religious requirement … For my part, I do not support the fact that women wear the burqa … (but I also do) not support its ban either, because it might be counter-productive.”

“A ban (on burqas) is an authoritarian way to limit what could be considered an individual liberty… the limitation of individual liberties can only be proportional to the imperatives of public order .. .(and it is) “difficult to say that the burqa is prejudicial to the public without prior discussion.”

By: rick travis Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:48:48 +0000 Tom Heneghan, you are right that Moussaoui doesn’t want a parliamentary inquiry, but he doesn’t think Muslim women should wear the burqa either.

“Mohammed Moussaoui, the president of France’s Representative Muslim Council, said he agreed with Mr. Sarkozy’s position on burqas, calling them “an extremely marginal phenomenon.” He said his group promoted a moderate version of Islam.” europe/23france.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=sarko zy&st=cse

“Mohammed Moussaoui, the head of the French Council for the Muslim Faith, said he disagreed with the wearing of burqas as inconsistent with religious precepts _ but said a ban would be counterproductive.”

By: Tom Heneghan Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:41:48 +0000 Rick Travis, that article you’ve linked to is wrong on the Muslim Council’s position. It was the former Muslim Council head, Dalil Boubakeur, who supported Sarkozy. The current head Moussaoui has spoken out several times against the burqa enquiry, calling it a way of stigmatising Muslims.

By: rick travis Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:46:58 +0000 i can see both arguments making sense– those in favor of banning the burqa, and those against it. there have obviously been times in the past when “religious freedom” has to be limited a little bit. for example– Mormons in the USA in the 19th century said it was “their religion” to practice polygamy. but US law prohibited polygamy. so Mormons could still believe in mormonism, and have their faith, they just couldn’t practice one particular part of their faith. just one example of religious freedom being limited.

here’s an excellent article that outlines both sides of the debate. it’s also very interesting that Mohammed Moussaoui, the President of France’s Representative Muslim Council, supported Sarkozy’s call for a ban on the burqa. rld-Politics-and-Current-Events/Sarkozy- 3a-e2-80-9cMuslim-Burqas-are-Unwelcome-e 2-80-9d/sl34045952bp295cpp5pn1.html

By: ahmar Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:11:52 +0000 France is in verge of violating and hurting the sentiment of religious people. Earlier sikhs were banned from wearing turban, jewish from wearing skull caps, muslim women from head scarves in schools. These all things are violating the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
Nude photography, nude art is always entertained in the name of freedom of expression…And it is being promoted.
it has been a controversial subject in all ages , in all civilizations…but still such things are allowed in the name of freedom of expressions….when it comes to right to freedom of practicing one’s religion then why are u banning a thing which is attached with some one’s faith. After all they have right to cover themselves by their will, so why are you forcing such laws which restrict themselves from wearing what they want to wear.
i request french people, and people around globe to raise their voice peacefully for the honor and their rights.