Archive for June, 2009
France wants to study the burka, and it may lead to a ban on wearing the intimidating gear in public. I think this is a great humanitarian move. If you can see past the “modesty” excuse, burkas put women on the “front-line” of Jihad, they are an excellent way to cover bruises, and they ensure prolonged physical abuse. ~MCL
From the Huffington Post:
PARIS — France wants to study the small but growing trend of burqa wear, with an eye to possibly banning the Islamic garment from being worn in public, the government’s spokesman said Friday.
Luc Chatel told France-2 television that the government would seek to set up a parliamentary commission that could propose legislation aimed at barring Muslim women from wearing the burqa and other fully covering gowns outside the home.
“If we find that use of the burqa was very clearly imposed (on women) … we would draw the appropriate conclusions,” Chatel said. Asked whether that could mean legislation banning the burqa in France, he responded “why not?”
In France, the terms “burqa” and “niqab” often are used interchangeably. The former refers to a full-body covering worn largely in Afghanistan with only a mesh screen over the eyes, whereas the latter is a full-body veil, often in black.
Chatel’s comments have helped revive debate about whether wear of Islamic garments is appropriate in France, a country with a long and proud secular tradition.
In 2004, a law banning the Islamic headscarf and other highly visible religious symbols from French public schools sparked a heated debate on the issue. Proponents insisted such a ban was necessary to ensure France’s schools remain strictly secular, while some Muslims countered the law specifically targeted them and unduly punished Muslim girls.
French Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said Friday that having a parliamentary commission study the issue would be a “good way” to find out how extensively burqas and niqabs are worn in France _ and what response might be adequate.
She conceded that legislating on what people can and cannot wear in public was a spiny matter, and also acknowledged it would be difficult to determine whether women wore the full-body veils because they were forced to or because they wanted to, Alliot-Marie said.
“It’s a relatively complex problem,” she told reporters.
France, which once held colonies throughout North Africa, has Western Europe’s largest Muslim population. Muslims represent an estimated 5 million of the nation’s 63 million people.
Associated Press writer Laurence Joan-Grange in Paris contributed to this report.
I want to express my thoughts on what is happening in Iran regarding the demonstrations for a fair democracy and election process.
My regrets for those who have lost their lives and their loved ones in the past week, as well as those who have been incarcerated. I hope that the issue will be resolved without further trouble, but that does not look like the case.
This is happenning at a very bad time for Obama, and for those who would like to further Islamization and fascism in America. In a way it puts the Obama Administration severely on the spot…Because Obama is so enamoured by the “Muslim world”…It re-awakens, and informs the American public that Islam does not make for a desirable form of government…even if it is under the guise of a Democracy. It exposes that it is really a “Mock-Democracy” that enlightened people are trying to get away from. It forces Obama to take a stand after he has agreed to talks without pre-conditions, and his playing up to Ahmadenjad (or shall I say Achmaed-done-a-job!) at NouRouz. So it makes Americans wonder why does Obama play up to Ahmadenijad? And even at that, Ahmadenijad is blaming America! (Probaby for the Internet this time–and because America is supposed to be an example of a Democracy!)
It is important for Americans to see that even the Iranian people do not want the religious regime, and that we should not kow-tow and accept bribes from Islamic regimes. It shows Americans the value of our Democracy, and could help us save what is left of ours!
It also shows my own children…because their Dad had previously convinced them that the Democracy in Iran was “the greatest Democracy in the world,” and that Ahmadenijad was well liked, and “dissenters” were a mislead few.
I am praying for the Freedom Fighters!
Florida Security Council will file suit on Delray Beach Marriot on June 17, 2009.
Tom Trento, Florida Security Council Director, said that a breach of contract and cancellation of a well-planned Free Speech Summit on April 27, 2009, where the FSC was to honor the controversial Dutch Parliamentarian Mr. Geert Wilders, came as a complete surprise. ... “The fact that the Marriott sent me an email, at 7pm on a Friday night, cancelling our well-planned event, made it very plain to me that something was up. I suspected there was more here than a breach of contract.”
An investigation by the FSC began to unravel the possibility that “outside agents” may have had a role in persuading the Marriott to cancel the Summit, most likely because some feared the message of the event would provide a critical analysis of Isalm. This is a civil rights violation as well as a 1st amendment issue.~MCL