Belgium, France, and Italy are all planning to ban the wearing of the Burqa and face veils called Niquabs because lawmakers view them as a symbol of subjugation of women. Perhaps they are, but shouldn't it be okay for women to allow themselves to be subjugated, or at least to wear clothing of their choice?
If this law stands can the government than bar people from wearing a cross or a star of David? If the law is struck down can I than be allowed to walk around completely naked?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100416/ts_ … istan_veil
Belgium, France and Italy have never had separation of Church and State. Hopefully, a law will like that will never pass in the United States.
You gave me a thought. What if a Muslim woman that wears a Burqa is elected to office, will she be allowed to wear her garb in Congress or will this be considered an endorsement of a religion by the government?
Well, let's think this through. Are Christians allowed to wear religious symbols (such as a cross on a chain) in Congress? I'm guessing they are. Why would a burqa be any different?
She'll be allowed to wear whatever she wants.
If I see a person's face - I see a person. I see his/her approximate age, gender, his disposition, mood, his/her intentions towards me - friendly/unfriendly. if he/she has a flower, book or a weapon/nife in her/his hands. If I see a bunch of shapeless clothing with two holes for eyes, I do not see a person, I do not know his/her intentions. It's insulting for me and disturbing to deal with a"shadow" instead of a person. That's how I feel. it's not like you are wearing clothes, It's like your clothes are wearing/hiding you!
I hope that never passes in the US! If a woman wants to wear a burqu, she should be able to. If she's being forced to wear one against her will, that's a different story.
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