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Muslim Women: No Sharia, No Burqa in France!
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.