Comments on: “Burqa bans”: First France, then the Netherlands – who’s next? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/01/analysis-burqa-bans-first-france-then-the-netherlands-whos-next/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jongbloet http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/01/analysis-burqa-bans-first-france-then-the-netherlands-whos-next/comment-page-1/#comment-26307 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 14:30:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16446#comment-26307 There is little doubt that the burqa and niqab is a symbol of gender inequality,the tyranny of men over women.It conjures up stories of “honor killings,” and female genital mutilation.The most despicable of human vices is,in my opinion,the desire of one human being to have control of another,justified more often than not by some perversion of an ideal,usually religious.I congratulate the Dutch,a continuous beacon of reason for centuries.My own family hid Jews from the Nazis in Holland during the occupation,another form of the same dreadful evil.

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By: caolilawell http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/01/analysis-burqa-bans-first-france-then-the-netherlands-whos-next/comment-page-1/#comment-26204 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:25:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16446#comment-26204 I Can only think … why now in the uk do muslims feel that this is the dress code they must follow , I live in an area that has had many immigrants that have joined our community & mixed in well , now I see clad women head to toe …. pure barriers … plain & simple

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By: David201145 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/10/01/analysis-burqa-bans-first-france-then-the-netherlands-whos-next/comment-page-1/#comment-26202 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 14:54:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=16446#comment-26202 Assimilation is the key word here, if Muslims want the benefits of a liberal western society they must also be prepared to sacrifice their own non-traditional garb. The Niqab and Burqa are not necessary forms of dress even in Muslim, societies. I am with the Dutch and although I never believed I would say it, the French too, they have the courage of their convictions.

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