France: Women asked to remove headscarves at some French airports

There are 7 comments on the The Muslim News story from Jun 29, 2012, titled France: Women asked to remove headscarves at some French airports. In it, The Muslim News reports that:

Paris, : Some French airports have begun to ask headscarf-wearing women to take off their scarves for security reasons, which has spurred criticism from Muslims in the country, who find the practice a discriminatory one.

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“Progressive liberal politic”

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#1 Jun 29, 2012
No freedom for everyone, no freedom for Muslims = Poverty and tragedy.

Since: Mar 12

France

#2 Jul 1, 2012
Basis is non-religious it seems to originate in US security measures. Ears should be visible on IDs - and duly checked at controls.

Renewing my passport I was asked to tuck my hair behind my ears for ID photos to allow for ears biometrics.
la fouine

Jakarta, Indonesia

#3 Jul 1, 2012
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
When in France, do as the French do.

And this is still understandable, because this is for the sake of security. Who knows she is hiding weeds inside her veil? That's a possibility.
The Net Detective

London, UK

#4 Jul 1, 2012
it is illegal for anyone to conceal their face in these situations. Often when a Burkha is removed there is a man underneath. as women don't count in islamic countries, they don't care who is underneath.

“Progressive liberal politic”

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#5 Jul 2, 2012
la fouine wrote:
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
When in France, do as the French do.
And when in Arabia, do as Arabians do?

Is this democracy?

Since: Mar 12

France

#6 Jul 2, 2012
neobyzantine wrote:
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And when in Arabia, do as Arabians do?
Is this democracy?
In Saudi arabia women have to wear local dress i.e black shroud all over regardless of their origin. So the answer would probably be yes. No choice

“Progressive liberal politic”

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#7 Jul 3, 2012
Tigerrlily wrote:
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In Saudi arabia women have to wear local dress i.e black shroud all over regardless of their origin. So the answer would probably be yes. No choice
If France want be democracy, need to have freedom. Every human need to have freedom to wear every clothes want.

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