Hi friends of think atheist,
You definitely have heard of this news last Monday..
France Enforces Ban on Full-Face Veils in Public.
Sorry if this has been discussed before...but It's important to hear the atheists opinion on this matter.
VÉNISSIEUX, France — France on Monday formally banned the wearing of full veils in public places, becoming the first country in Europe to impose restrictions on a form of attire that some Muslims consider a religious obligation.
read more here
I'm very interested in hearing people's opinion's on the ban..
So, what do you think?
It's about time Islamic control over women is pushed outside the boundaries of at least one democracy.
France is a pretty cool country now in my book.
Look, in countries where muslim women are veiled, other women are often pressured or eventually FORCED to wear the goddam veil too. Maybew the only way to protect all women from being pressured into wearing this veil of submission is to ban the damn thing.
Otherwise we may end up like come muslim countries where some men BRAG about carrying bottles of acid to throw in the faces of unveiled women.http://www.jihadwatch.org/2006/12/gaza-acid-thrown-in-face-of-woman...
Gaza: acid thrown in face of woman dressed "immodestly"!!
what a horrible crime! I'm very very sad for that :(
I think arguing against it from the 'women's right' perspective may be harmful to the debate. Surely, there must be a few who wear them out of own free will, and the debate quickly ends up in "people should be free to wear what they want".
However, where I am from, wearing skimasks or any face covering garment (except burqa/veils) in public is illegal; even if we are skiing (and we are apparently born with skis on our feet)! There are also laws against public nudity, so there are definately "clothing laws" already in place. I do believe similar laws are already in effect in France and most other countries.
What I cannot fathom is why this is being pulled into being a religious or women's rights debate seeing as there is already a perfect justification and possibly even existing laws which deal with this very subject without making it a hot potato. All which is needed is to start applying them uniformly, and not give any religion or cause some type of de juro protection from application.
Didn't used to be illegal in Scandinavia either (it tends to get quit cold), but seeing as they were almost always worn by people when committing crimes, it ended up only being people committing crimes wearing them (could this posibly be extended to be a gun control argument?) :)
If I see a guy on the street with a ski mask, I can be pretty damned sure he's up to no good and call the police to check it out and potentially avoid a crime. Also the same reason I would never wear a frock near a childrens playground or name my child Billy Bob, the connotations are just too obvious.
"If x is banned, only criminals will have x."
Yeah, kinda makes them easy to spot, don't ya thunk? :)