Comments on: France retreats from burqa ban plan amid burst of hot air http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/13/france-retreats-from-burqa-ban-plan-amid-burst-of-hot-air/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Secular http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/13/france-retreats-from-burqa-ban-plan-amid-burst-of-hot-air/comment-page-1/#comment-23085 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 05:29:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9592#comment-23085 France has a habit of behaving funny. Recently they had banned sikh students fromw earign turban: reason as far as I remember, religious signs should not be used by students in educational institutions.

Secularism is not about not allowing any one to show what religion one belongs to but respecting each others faith. If followers of Islam want themselves not to be seen by any one else than her hyusband then, all we need to do is to repect her choice.

However, no freedom is absolute and there can be reasonable restrictions, frisking and X-ray can be used.

Countries need to be understanding and not killing extermists. The problem is not the extremists, the problem is extremism and we need to treat the disease and not the patient.

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By: J. Ndluli http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/13/france-retreats-from-burqa-ban-plan-amid-burst-of-hot-air/comment-page-1/#comment-20489 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 04:27:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9592#comment-20489 Looking at the Middle East as a starting point – the woman have the “right” to wear a burqa. However, if they work in Public areas (ie: schools, local & government), they have to have the ‘face’ uncovered.There is ongoing debate within the Middle East on this topic. The burqa being more of a tradition, than a religious requirement. Coupled to this is the fact that many MALE criminals (dissidents) use the burqa to flee from /or circumvent, the law. They move anonymously amongst the lawabiding masses.

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By: Unknown http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/13/france-retreats-from-burqa-ban-plan-amid-burst-of-hot-air/comment-page-1/#comment-20316 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:58:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=9592#comment-20316 Why burqas and niqabs come into existence? As I think that the women are meant for production of children. None other than her husband could see her. In the ancient age, where people were mostly barbarian, easily kidnapped the wife of others and then marry her, burqas and niqabs were good for saving them. Now a day, it may not be necessary.

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