Comments on: GUESTVIEW: Wearing a burqa will now be a crime? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Susannah http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/comment-page-1/#comment-23549 Sun, 07 Feb 2010 09:34:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11404#comment-23549 I am very disapointed in France. First may I say Burqua Hijab and niquab in all black, magnifique! France is suppose to be the fashion industy, France is suppose to be abstact, France is suppose to be Art l’ Art, What is wrong with France today? Viva Burqua! The whole reason of wearing it is to be beautiful and mysterious! Why should they have to show the men their mystique? Is it enought that the women this day are thrown on camera and in magazines with out clothes on? Women today are treated like filth, with bad words thrown at them and loose reality shows…What is wrong with burqua!
If it is because of Terrorist, than every white man should take of his color! I think it is the President of France! He hates beautiful women except that harlot he’s married too; she’s probley the one behind it because shes jelouse and he’s emberrising French men all over the world what and unmanely thing to do!!

Fashion Fashion
Tres’ Islamique Cashe’
Burqua is Fashion!

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By: cupton http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/comment-page-1/#comment-23483 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:49:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11404#comment-23483 If France makes it illegal to wear the burqa in public, this will simply lead to the seclusion of more Muslim women in the household, their exclusion from public life — which is probably what their Islamicist husbands want anyway. How would this serve gender equality, and the integration of Muslims into French culture? Obviously, it would have the opposite effect.

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By: hi_profile http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/comment-page-1/#comment-23478 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:36:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11404#comment-23478 When in Rome … When I live in another country I accept their ways.One woman stationed there [Saudi Arabia] who purports to be comfortable with the rules said, ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ But how far does that go? To feeding the lions?
[2001 Washington Post 8 Dec. A25]

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By: hi_profile http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/comment-page-1/#comment-23477 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11404#comment-23477 When in Rome do as the Romans do. When I live in another country I accept their ways.

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By: Lisa77 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/comment-page-1/#comment-23468 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:49:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11404#comment-23468 The burqua needs to be banned.

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By: rtgmath http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/23/hold-guestview-wearing-a-burqa-will-now-be-a-crime/comment-page-1/#comment-23460 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 02:41:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11404#comment-23460 While I quite agree that the burqa should not be outlawed, one must remember the source of the discomfort.

In France, as well as other countries, Muslims often wish to immigrate there and enjoy the benefits of the community without becoming a part of the community. The burqa is symbolic of this approach. Because terrorists have been known to dress in the burqa to conceal explosives, the Muslim standoffish-ness combined with the fear of unknown terror puts such concealing clothing in a bad light in Western countries the terrorists have declared war on.

What is the solution for such a thing? Somehow, Muslims within another cultural setting must be willing to embrace it rather than so obviously reject it. Furthermore, all over the Muslim world there must be a rise of voices against terror, against violence, and in favor of freedom of choice and religion.

While there have been some few Muslim voices raised against violence, there have been far too few. People rationally see the Islamic world as supportive of the terrorists because they see so little rejection of them.

If Muslims would like the western nations they live in to abandon their xenophobia, it is incumbent on Muslims to abandon their own xenophobia. And while it may be unfair, Muslims must do it first. One cannot demand of others what one is unwilling to give.

And there, I submit, is the crux of the problem. Had French Muslims a desire to embrace French culture and enrich it with their own faith perspective, I have no doubt that the French would be much more open to Muslims in return.

Regards.

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