France moves towards full veil ban

Jan 29, 2010 | Posted by: AthiestOz | Full story: news.ninemsn.com.au

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has asked France's top court to help the government draft a law banning the full Islamic veil.

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Jan 30, 2010
 
One day they speak of "full ban", the next day of partial ban.

I wait for the final outcome;)

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Lakshmi72 wrote:
One day they speak of "full ban", the next day of partial ban.
I wait for the final outcome;)
Bloody fools! Why can't they decide and be done with it.

Are you affected, Lakshmi?

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bmz wrote:
Are you affected, Lakshmi?
The thought of "Black Moving Objects" makes me sick.

I saw some at the University Hospital where I used to work before retiring. As tourists/guests, I don't mind.

Living in Europe, though, is a different matter.
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Jan 30, 2010
 
Vive Le France !!!!
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How many member states of the EU would support France and implement the same ban?
Where is the unity?
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Veronica wrote:
How many member states of the EU would support France and implement the same ban?
Where is the unity?
the unity is in the EURO...end of the
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san gay cisco wrote:
<quoted text>the unity is in the EURO...end of the
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Well said, mate.

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Lakshmi72 wrote:
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The thought of "Black Moving Objects" makes me sick.
That is a medical condition. You should seek help.

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Jules UK wrote:
Vive Le France !!!!
Vive lA FRANCE arabe et musulmane...
oooops did i say something wrong??
yes...i speak french

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Jules UK wrote:
Vive Le France !!!!
And when do you think we can shout Vive Le Britain or whatever?

lol!
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That is a medical condition. You should seek help.
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IT is not unless you can spot wife no. 4 under those veil. Islam is fun and Muslims funnier, Child.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/colu... interesting commentary on the burqa

The face is the first feature we look at. Itís about survival, itís how we work out whether someone will attack or embrace us. Even sunglasses can create a barrier. burka is not an invisibility cloak, itís a passive- aggressive statement, a rejection of the community. The person wearing it is signalling that either she or her family wants her to remain apart from society.

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/...

Expressions are crucial for human interaction - and it's all in the face. A two-week-old baby can distinguish between expressions of sadness, happiness and surprise. Using only 30 facial muscles, an adult can produce 10,000 facial reactions. The American psychologist Paul Ekman, the author of Emotions Revealed, explains that our ability to read faces is the key to our understanding of other people as well as our ability to get on with others.

Peter Butler, who is working on Britain's first face transplant, says that people can adjust to artificial limbs without losing their sense of identity, but their face is vital for self-belief: "The face is the first feature we look at. It's about survival, it's how we work out whether someone will attack or embrace us. Even sunglasses can create a barrier."

David Blunkett, the former cabinet minister, says that being blind means he has to rely on touch and voice. A burka makes it harder for both sides to touch or even hear. When a student of Brandon Robshaw, a London teacher, turned up for his philosophy A-level class in a burka, he was horrified. "Discussion and argument are vital," he says. "Wearing a burka is like turning up for a ballet lesson in diving boots."

Face time, face-to-face, losing face, all these phrases show how we rely on scrutinising each other's reactions. The burka is not an invisibility cloak, it's a passive-aggressive statement, a rejection of the community. The person wearing it is signalling that either she or her family wants her to remain apart from society. It implies that wearers believe that British men may become dangerously lecherous if they see their faces and that British women are too provocatively clad. Like smoking, wearing a burka doesn't affect just the wearers, but those around them, who may feel shunned. With full-body tattoos, face piercing and a hoodie, you can still smile to show you are a friend.

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Funny that when you enter a bank that you are not allowed to wear a motor bike helmet... as it covers the face... so are the women who wear the full kit and kaboodle allowed to enter a bank (as they are not showing their face).

And I have said many times... why about passport photos... you must show you face in the photo .. all parts of it. If these women have the photos taken (and I would gather it would be by another women) and then they travel... how can you tell who is who underneath the veil????? You cant.

It is totally hiding their identity to others...

Yes facial expressions are a very important part of your life, to show all emotions.. happy, sad, angry.. even down to showing love towards someone else with facial expressions...

Then their has been the studies done and proven .. that these women who wear the full burqa are restricting their intake of natural vitaims via the sun..(so hence they have to take supplements - why when you can get it for free).

So its totally unhealthy, unnatural and very unappealing ...

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