What about the French Veil Ban?

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Registered: 02-15-2007
What about the French Veil Ban?
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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:19pm

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 8:27pm
That is a step for Iran war. The ruling class need excuse to start war on Iran – false flag attacks on Western countries. (Like 911 attack to justify Iraq, Afghanistan war) What causes the “terror attack”? In France, it will be “veil ban”. In US, it will be “Quran burning”. It’s not a coincidence they happened in recent days. Beware of coming “terror attack” and following war on Iran. Discuss the civil right is a waste of time. That’s a part of war plan.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 12:59pm
If it's for security reasons, I understand it. I think it's sad but I get why they may wish to pass such laws.

Any other reason (religious bigotry as an example), then it's wrong.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:30pm

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 5:22pm
The law bans face coverings. The head scarves can still be worn which makes me think that so can kippahs. I seems to more of an issue of not being able to identify people (a security issue) if their faces are covered.
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Registered: 02-05-2011
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:50pm

I can't get your link to produce a story.

I have read about the French Veil ban elsewhere, it seems an issue for the French and for their government to resolve. This seems more of an international news story to me.

Most societies limit attire for members. The extent to which they do this, and how attire restrictions are enforced do not make or break any form of government imo.

According to Wikipedia, the French law doesn't ban Muslim attire specifically, but any attire that fully covers someones face or is large and ostentatious. It applies to the Jewish kippa, and large Christian crosses.

Wikipedia also says Indonesia and Turkey ban veils in their public schools.

I do not know if this law applies to private residences, or to places where people would meet privately (a wedding as an example).

The Wikipedia article I read is at this url http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_debate_over_veils