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Berlusconi allies seek to ban burqas in Italy

October 8, 2009

niqabItaly’s anti-immigration Northern League party is pushing for legislation to prosecute women who cover their faces with burqas and veils, prompting a new debate on Muslims’ religious freedom in the Catholic country.

The Northern League, allies of conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, want to amend a 1975 law, introduced amid worries over homegrown guerrilla groups, which punishes with hefty fines and up to two years in jail people covering their faces with anything preventing their identification by police.

It would extend an existing partial ban on face-covering clothing to include “garments worn for reasons of religious affiliation,” and removes the expression “justified cause” which has prompted some courts to allow them on religious grounds.

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(Photo: Woman in niqab, 23 Oct 2007/Ali Jarekji)

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I guess the religion of the desert Christianity and Islam, which copied Judaism to unite illiterate, idiot, lunatics of desert still contains teachings which makes it dangerous for the people to extent that they are unable to think rationally and come up with theories like secularism. The new faith of Christians ie secularism along with the good old Islam is the biggest source of misery in this world.

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“AS YOU SOW SO SHALL YOU REAP”…..
Before blaming ANYONE you must pls.get your GOD DAMED FACTS RIGHT.Find the truth 1st,there is no GOD with out truth and power with mercy of love.ALL RELIGIONS HAVE ASKED US TO DO GOOD.BELIEVE ME THERE IS HARDLY ANYONE DOING WHAT THEY ARE TOLD TO DO.HUMANBEINGS WERE SENT HERE BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN MISTAKES.

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