Spain debates plan to ban burqas in public spaces

There are 19 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 20, 2010, titled Spain debates plan to ban burqas in public spaces. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

In this June 15, 2010 file photo women wearing veils walk in Barcelona, Spain. Spanish lawmakers will debate Tuesday July 20, 2010, barring burqas in public, joining other European countries considering similar moves on the grounds that the body-covering garments are degrading to women, the leading opposition party said Sunday.

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Creekan

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Jul 20, 2010
This is supposed to be about women's rights? Who are they trying to kid? What's that ban on minarets have to do with women's rights? I'm not a Muslim and I'm not from one of the countries mentioned in the article, but transparent lies of this sort are still offensive.
anon

Barcelona, Spain

#2 Jul 22, 2010
It's not lies. It's women's rights because of the way the men treat the women. They are forced to wear these by the muslim men.

In 100 degree heat the women are wearing full black with hood, while the men walk around in shorts and a shirt.

Another reason is you cannot see their faces, it's like all women are walking around in ski masks all day.
tequila sunset

Denver, CO

#3 Jul 22, 2010
as silly as I think these things are... offially banning burquas would make US just as bad as THEM.
tequila sunset

Denver, CO

#4 Jul 22, 2010
whoopsy, don't forget the c. officially.
guy

London, UK

#5 Jul 22, 2010
Hmm... after all its eight centuries of Muslim influence, it's going to do something like that? Come on. Not cool.
will

Barcelona, Spain

#6 Jul 25, 2010
8 centuries? the culture here is not muslim... these immigrants have just arrived, why should we change for them?

if woman from here walks around certain muslim countries wearing a skirt and tank top she'll be prosecuted.
YourDaughtersBan ger

El Paso, TX

#7 Jul 25, 2010
WWWhy do people have to mess with other countries and the way do things? If they trat women like slaves there who cares? You don't live there. Women have always been subservient to men, big f ucken deal, that is life.
anon

Barcelona, Spain

#8 Jul 25, 2010
so why do they have to mess with us? keep the burqa in their country, dont bring it here!
rossetta

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jul 26, 2010
when in rome do what romans do..
the burka has no place in the west. that ugly sack only serve the women haters, oppressor, chauvinistic, medieval, religious fanatics islamist men.
if a western woman visit their countries they make sure she doesn't show the elbows why should we be under their tomb in our own countries?
if given the chance they will take over the world.
rossetta

San Francisco, CA

#10 Jul 26, 2010
tequila sunset wrote:
as silly as I think these things are... offially banning burquas would make US just as bad as THEM.
you need to read more of what burkas do to women you need to educate yourself more about what goes on in these countries, you need to read more about women issues and human rights.
ignorant.
anon

Barcelona, Spain

#11 Jul 27, 2010
rossetta wrote:
when in rome do what romans do..
the burka has no place in the west. that ugly sack only serve the women haters, oppressor, chauvinistic, medieval, religious fanatics islamist men.
if a western woman visit their countries they make sure she doesn't show the elbows why should we be under their tomb in our own countries?
if given the chance they will take over the world.
Very well said!!! If people were educated more about it, they would not be so quick to say "let them do what they want"...

Great post
YourDaughtersBan ger

El Paso, TX

#12 Jul 27, 2010
rossetta wrote:
<quoted text>you need to read more of what burkas do to women you need to educate yourself more about what goes on in these countries, you need to read more about women issues and human rights.
ignorant.
Keep all your feminist bull shiet to yourself. The womans movement is a bunch off bull shiet.
anon

Barcelona, Spain

#13 Jul 27, 2010
YourDaughtersBanger wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep all your feminist bull shiet to yourself. The womans movement is a bunch off bull shiet.
u idiot....we're talking about muslims invading and ur talking about women.
YourDaughtersBan ger

Monterey Park, CA

#14 Jul 27, 2010
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
u idiot....we're talking about muslims invading and ur talking about women.
I know, but you have rosetta in here talking about how burkas degrade women bla bla.. I agree keep the dune coons out though.
rossetta

San Francisco, CA

#15 Jul 27, 2010
YourDaughtersBanger wrote:
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Keep all your feminist bull shiet to yourself. The womans movement is a bunch off bull shiet.
listen you morron uneducated we are talking about freedom and yes I am a woman and I want to have rights and and the freedom to choose any human being in the world should have.
as woman I deserve to have choices and be educated and own property and decide my own life.
all that you call ""feminist bullshit "", are actually rights women have earn the hard way... this wasn't anything given to them they fought for it; for the right to vote to have better education and so forth.
so don't give me this bull shit that I shouldn't fight for my freedom and the freedom of women all over the world...because I always will..and if a little ignorant chauvinistic village boy like you came my way trying to toss me...you are going to be put in your place by me.
the fuc...ing burka has no place in the west, it deserve to be burn.
finish the second grade education you seem to struggling with and then proceed to educate yourself more before giving your stupid opinion.
islamist lover, oppressor.
rossetta

San Francisco, CA

#16 Jul 27, 2010
YourDaughtersBanger wrote:
<quoted text>
I know, but you have rosetta in here talking about how burkas degrade women bla bla.. I agree keep the dune coons out though.
where is the camel did you feed it yet?
YourDaughtersBan ger

El Paso, TX

#17 Jul 27, 2010
rossetta wrote:
<quoted text>listen you morron uneducated we are talking about freedom and yes I am a woman and I want to have rights and and the freedom to choose any human being in the world should have.
as woman I deserve to have choices and be educated and own property and decide my own life.
all that you call ""feminist **** "", are actually rights women have earn the hard way... this wasn't anything given to them they fought for it; for the right to vote to have better education and so forth.
so don't give me this bull **** that I shouldn't fight for my freedom and the freedom of women all over the world...because I always will..and if a little ignorant chauvinistic village boy like you came my way trying to toss me...you are going to be put in your place by me.
the fuc...ing burka has no place in the west, it deserve to be burn.
finish the second grade education you seem to struggling with and then proceed to educate yourself more before giving your stupid opinion.
islamist lover, oppressor.
What the fu**did you just say? Calling me uneducated when you can't even form a proper sentence is retar ded. I usually don't correct people's grammar over the internet, but for fu**s sake reread your rant please. I am no islamist lover, I actually dislike dune coons. I am just tired of this women liberation nonsense. Please if you're so tough and "strong" go over to the middle east and let them know how you feel. They'll gladly put you in your place.
YourDaughtersBan ger

El Paso, TX

#18 Jul 27, 2010
rossetta wrote:
<quoted text>where is the camel did you feed it yet?
I will gladly stuff your camel toe lol
burka wolf

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Apr 7, 2012
All muslim men are hypocrites. I notice them around my neighbor, having multiple partners, tell lies that they are single, drink during ramadan, have sex with other women, cheat women...sorry to say they are not the best yet they want their women to be clothed in burkas...which was invented years ago to protect them from the intensive heat in hot weather. Now people have cars and airconditioners at home; malls have airconditioners; if men donot wear burkas; women should not either. It is not a question of being westernized; in summer imagine having so many clothes on you; while people wear a tshirt and shorts. It also looks very akward. I was in a shop and I noticed this young woman with burka alongwith a man and I asked her how can she wear it in such a hot weather? The man stated, I donot tell her to wear burka, but she wants to. I think the choice should be left to all, whatever makes them happy. If one does wear burka or not; a man who is altogether will love the woman anyway. I have seen too many men in USA donot respect women, are spoiled, yell and scream at women and at their mothers; and they (women) are afraid of them, have to call police all the time and judges don't do much; can someone tell western world to first correct themselves and forget about burkas. First of all ALL WESTERN MEN YOU START HAVING SEX AT YOUNG AGE AND HAVE NO REGARD FOR MARRIAGE, YOU SHOULD WATCH DR. PHIL HOW MANY WOMEN ARE CRYING ABOUT THEIR MARRIAGES. MEN HAVING AFFAIRS. YOUNG DAUGHTERS AND SONS ARE NOT HAVING FATHERS IN THEIR CHILDREN'S LIFE AND WOMEN FIGHTING FOR CHILDSUPPORT, WHILE MEN ARE SPENDING ALL THEIR MONEY ON THE NEW WOMEN. I THINK THIS BURKA BUSINESS IS MUSLIM'S BUSINESS AND SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE. FIRST WE SHOULD LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR HOUSE. HOW SHOULD IT EFFECT ME IF SOMEONE IS WEARING SHORT CLOTHES OR BURKAS. YES, THERE ARE AT TIMES NAKED MEN FLOATING IN NY ONCE IN A WHILE AND THAT IS OFFENSIVE. IT SHOULD BE FREEDOM OF CHOICE. DID ANYONE NOTICE WOMEN WEARING ONLY TOPS AND PANTIES IN NY SUBWAY SYSTEM, THAT IS AWFUL. I WOULD PREFER BURKA ON THEM. SORRY IF I OFFENDED SOMEONE. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW RULES.

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