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Today a new violation of civil liberties begins - in France

As of today, wearing the burqa on the streets of France will land you a fine of €150 and "re-education classes" or a jail term.

Sarkozy has played the race baiting for purely political ends. It is clear that there is no gain to security (there are exceptions for every single face covering that is not Islamic) and that it is a farce to pass this off as feminist. I wonder how the people of France will respond to this disgraceful law when they start seeing French women being dragged into prison for their choice of clothing?

Reader Comments (6)

So much for enlightened Europe...the "re-education classes" part is particularly disturbing and reminiscent of much darker days on the continent.

April 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjt

And I had just invested in 20 different collored burqa's! Just in time for spring! I have the worst luck in fashion.

(...and also seem to mix up woman's and men's clothing, apparantly)

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedric

Would it be an insult to say I think a burqa would suit you ;)

April 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterAdrian Liston

Yes, definitely :-)

I saw a woman in niqab looking at very expensive designer clothes in the main shopping street of Munich last week, what a waste! Not much point in staying up to date with fashion if you're going to wear a niqab over it.

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedric

That argument could equally be applied to lingerie!

April 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterAdrian Liston

true, there's too much western social pressure for women to wear clothes in general I think, it's like a walking prison, they should all just walk around in lingerie, also they could be hiding knifes and guns under those clothes! Let's extend the burqa ban to include all clothes.

But then we have a law against public nudity as well

ok no more walking around for anyone!

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedric

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