Comments on: France’s “burqa ban” and the “Sarkozy shuffle” to shape it http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/30/frances-burqa-ban-and-the-sarkozy-shuffle-to-shape-it/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jamrumble22 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/30/frances-burqa-ban-and-the-sarkozy-shuffle-to-shape-it/comment-page-1/#comment-24083 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 22:20:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12685#comment-24083 Has anyone ever heard the criticism of ‘liberals’ that they support equal rights for everyone, unless they disagree with them? I am stunned at the anti-democratic nature of these proposals. Their argument that they are ‘liberating’ these women is so incredibly fuzzy – it’s clear the law is meant to score political points, not promote freedom. Where does the slippery slope stop? Lots of women ‘choose’ to wear indecent clothing to get the attention of males – they may be disrespecting themselves, and perhaps they feel they have ‘no other choice’. Could not the same logic be used to outlaw wearing slutty clothes in public to ‘rescue’ these women from ‘oppresion’? The whole thing is crazy. Couldn’t the government then ban any form of clothing/ activity that the government decides is ‘oppressive’ to those involved? The transparent self-righteous justification undercuts the pluralism that is supposed to be the strength of western societies. And it undermines the moral suasion that is one of our best long-term strategies to undermine Islamic fundamentalism. It robs Islamic women of a ‘middle way’ that can help bridge the gap between very different cultures.

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By: Story_Burn http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/30/frances-burqa-ban-and-the-sarkozy-shuffle-to-shape-it/comment-page-1/#comment-24009 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:03:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12685#comment-24009 This whole thing is stupid. Woman should be allowed to wear whatever they want

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By: vivaldi http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/03/30/frances-burqa-ban-and-the-sarkozy-shuffle-to-shape-it/comment-page-1/#comment-24005 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:14:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12685#comment-24005 Poor France! I hate to see french citizens being vulnerable to terrorist attacks which are easily conducted by people masking their faces. This type of attack has happened before in other countries and could easily happen in France which has a large Muslim population. Security must be considered. I would not want to travel on a public conveyance with anyone wearing a burka. How do I know the person is even female?

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