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Muslim Women: No Sharia, No Burqa in France!

Updated on April 2, 2012
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Police making an arrest
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Types of Muslim clothing

While thousands are protesting and taking sides along racist lines over the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman murder of over a month ago in the USA, in Paris, France, there is another battle along religious racist lines, some might say, over France's strict law against Muslim women wearing the drab, alienist burqa commonly found in extreme Islamic nations.

On March 31st, the feminist group in Paris, invaded the Eiffel Tower, storming the Trocadero Plaza in black capes and then suddenly dropped them revealing all were topless. These radical French ladies were protesting against the Muslim women in France, yelling, "Muslim women get naked" and "no Sharia law". On their bodies were words invoking "freedom" and "freedom to be nude". Quite the opposite and much more appealing than women wearing the the burqa, but I guess this is a cultural thing and one which the West and Islamic\Muslim nations will never agree with or understand. Of course, there were women's groups in support of Muslim women rights, these women massed on purpose all wearing the burqa. Police moved in and scuffles happened and women in the burqa were arrested and fined, then released.

The new ban will mean France is officially the second country in Europe, after Belgium, to introduce a full ban on a garment which immigration minister Eric Besson has called a walking coffin. Offenders must pay a 150 euro fine or $216.

The scale of the Trayvon Martin murder case resembles the ban on the burqa in France. It it highly controversial and emotions are high because of it. France is also on a high terrorist alert.

This hub has been censored by Hubpages because some of the photos showed French women protesters topless. It was originally flagged as porn, which I think is incredibly funny.

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      perrya 6 years ago

      @PPike- The law makes it a low level infraction-like a car ticket-with a $215 fine the first time. I don't think they have any choice but to pay it. If they wear it again, then, the fine increases.

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      This is in France though. I understand that in other countries women do not have a choice, but in France it becomes their choice if they are citizens.

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      perrya 6 years ago

      @Mimar, if I understand, you are for the french women who demonstrate for freedom of dress and not to have to wear a burqa? What country are you from?

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      Mimar YIlmaz 6 years ago

      You are not in an Islamic country like me and I suppose you don’t know that islamic religion can not accept any kind of liberty for woman and most of the woman’s who wear burka... do not do that by their agree but by man's and social oppression. And belive me its terrible. You have to pray to whatever for the reason you are not a woman in an Islamic country. Religious liberty for Islamic population is like political liberty for fascist parties.

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      That would be a sensible ban... and even in the workplace, normally they have other jobs workers can do when their religious attire might get in the way.

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      perrya 6 years ago

      Yeah, it is one of those sensitive issues and is tied to the islamist phobia. It would make more sense if the ban was only wearing on in the work place or in certain jobs for safety purposes. I can see it there.

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      I don't understand it... it's not their religion to pass judgement on. Some of these women WANT to be dressed in a burka. True, some are forced by their spouses or others, but to deny them freedom of dress is just wrong. I personally am not of that religion and I do not cover my head, face and body entirely, normally I wear mini skirts... but to take away their right to dress the way they want is upsetting. Look at Lady GaGa, she wears veils and covers up her body entirely one day, and then she is in a bikini the next day. Is the government going to tell her she can't dress like that? Next thing you know they will be telling people how to walk!

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