Skip to comments.Sarkozy says burqas have no place in France
Posted on 06/22/2009 7:55:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Sarkozy says burqas have no place in France Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:18am EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday that burqas, garments that cover women from head to toe and hide their faces, had no place in France as they were a sign of the subjugation of women.
During a solemn speech to parliament on a wide range of issues, Sarkozy backed an initiative launched by legislators last week who expressed concern over an increase in the use of burqas in France.
"The issue of the burqa is not a religious issue, it is a question of freedom and of women's dignity," Sarkozy told a joint session of both houses of parliament, held at the Palace of Versailles.
"The burqa is not a religious sign, it is a sign of the subjugation, of the submission of women. I want to say solemnly that it will not be welcome on our territory," he said to strong applause.
Referring to a cross-party initiative by close to 60 legislators last week, who proposed a parliamentary commission to look into the spread of the burqa and find ways to combat the trend, Sarkozy said it was the right way to proceed.
"A debate has to take place and all views must be expressed. What better place than parliament for this? I tell you, we must not be ashamed of our values, we must not be afraid of defending them," he said.
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Sarkozy rockets to the top of enemies of islam list ....
Misogyny is integral to the ROP
Making someone to wear or wear not something is an encroachment on human rights. Sarkozi has no authority to evaluate the nature of this or that garments.
Zero, Pelosi, Reid et al will won’t like this! Discriminates no doubt by Liberal standards; PC thought police warning.
Good for him; it’s WAY overdue for host countries everywhere to start asserting themselves and telling these incessantly-whining crybaby Muslims to either assimilate or leave.
Are the French finally starting to develop a spine? That would be something to behold...
A president with a backbone! I’ll take him over the ying yang we have now.
No. When in Rome......The burqas have been shown to be used in suicide bombings. If they want to wear burqas, they are more than welcome to go back to their own country and wear them all they want!
I was in Walgreens yesterday and came across a woman wearing a full burqa. Her husband was in another aisle with the kids. I found it degrading and wish someone could call the cops on him for abuse.
Schools, public and private, in the US have dress codes. US businesses have dress codes.
It’s his country and he is president - he gets to make the rules.
So have cars.....do they do away with them as well?
It is an encroachment on women's rights and the ultimate symbol of suppression. It has no place in the western world. IMO there is a major difference between a simple head scarf and a full burka.
No, silly-but you do what you can reasonably to prevent them. And burqas in civilized countries are not reasonable.
Sarkozy and Palin in 2012...
I like your thinking-and since we already have a president who is not a born American citizen, the precedent has been already set.
The burqas have been shown to be used in suicide bombings.
The are so many garments were worn while comitting atrocities... What's the proportion of the cases when burkas were worn by the terrorists to the number of women wearing burkas in general?
they are more than welcome to go back to their own country and wear them all they want!
Most muslim countries don't impose such requirements on women.
Addition: ... foreign women coming to them
“since we already have a president who is not a born American citizen, the precedent has been already set.”
I love it!!!
Neither are men who wear clogs! LOL
I know where you're coming from.....I was just playing devil's advocate.
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