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France ponders a burqa ban
No cover up
Jun 25th 2009 | PARIS
From The Economist print edition
The government takes on a âwalking prisonâ
WHEN the French government decided in 2004 to ban the Muslim headscarf in state schools and other public buildings, it set off a heated debate over religious expression and womenâs rights in a secular state. Now Nicolas Sarkozy has sparked another by calling the burqa, a head-to-toe Islamic garment, âa sign of subjugationâ¦of debasementâ that is ânot welcome on French territoryâ.
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Wonder how this will play in America?
We have “religious freedom”. But, no overt religious symbols law, but will this stretch “tolerance”.
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