Monday, April 11, 2011

French Veil Ban Takes Effect - Video

In this hostile Russian news report ~ the Muslims are arguing why should they treat Christians in their countries better ~ when Muslims are badly in France. There is a small problem with it ~ under Shari'a law Christians can't enjoy the same rights as Muslims. Human nature says ~ its your neighbor ~ showing respect is normal ~ but Islamic law contradicts this ~ and instructs Muslims to keep the non-Muslim in a subordinate position.

The mad rantings of Muhammad continue.

The laws to subjugate Christians, called the dhimmi laws, were created to end their slaughter, to end war against them ~ and for the Muslim, the non-Muslim must forever live under these conditions ~ really humiliating conditions ~ set out in 7th century Arabia. [Koran 9:29]

The Pope or the Catholic Church thought, we would give Muslims a grand mosque in Rome and then the Muslims would respond in kind, with a church for example in Saudi Arabia, and better treatment for non-Muslims/Christians living in the Islamic world ~ none of which have come to fruition. The Muslims seem to be working on a system which is designed to take only.

Now its, if our women can wear the burqa in France, then we will have reason ~ to consider treating the Christians among us better!

The Muslims are constantly going on about what offends them ~ perhaps the burqa offends the French. And further public services have to be organized around, the act of seeing a woman's face. There are security issues. There are work related issues. The French are saying, as with the rest of society, that no face coverings will be permitted.

Kenza Drider addresses the media as she demonstrates against the ban of the Burka or full-face veil in public places, on April 11, 2011 in Paris, France.

PARIS—France's new ban on Islamic face veils was met with a burst of defiance Monday, as several women appeared veiled in front of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral and two were detained for taking part in an unauthorized protest.

France on Monday became the world's first country to ban the veils anywhere in public, from outdoor marketplaces to the sidewalks and boutiques of the Champs-Elysées.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy set the wheels in motion for the ban nearly two years ago, saying the veils imprison women and contradict this secular nation's values of dignity and equality. The ban enjoyed wide public support when it was approved by parliament last year.

Though only a very small minority of France's at least five million Muslims wear the veil, many Muslims see the ban as a stigma against the country's No. 2 religion.

About a dozen people, including three women wearing niqab veils with just a slit for the eyes, protested in front of Notre Dame on Monday, saying the ban is an affront to their freedom of expression and religion.

Much larger crowds of police, journalists and tourists filled the square.

One of the veiled women was seen taken away in a police van. A police officer on the site told the Associated Press that she was detained because the protest wasn't authorized and the woman refused to disperse when police asked her to. The officer wasn't authorized to be publicly named.

The Paris police administration said another woman was also detained for taking part in the unauthorized demonstration.

It was unclear whether the women were fined for wearing a veil. The law says veiled women risk a €150 ($216.90) fine or special citizenship classes, though not jail.

People who force women to don a veil are subject to up to a year in prison and a €30,000 fine, and possibly twice that if the veiled person is a minor.

The law is worded to trip safely through legal minefields: The words "women," "Muslim" and "veil" are not even mentioned. The law says it is illegal to hide the face in the public space.

Moderate Muslim leaders in France and elsewhere agree that Islam doesn't require women to cover their faces, but many are uncomfortable with banning the veil. Religious leaders have denounced the measure, and are struggling with what to advise the faithful.

The plans for a ban prompted protests in Pakistan last year and warnings from al Qaeda. It also has devout Muslim tourists skittish, since it applies to visitors as well as French citizens.

Authorities estimate at most 2,000 women in France wear the outlawed veils. France's Muslims number at least five million, the largest such population in western Europe.

The ban affects women who wear the niqab, which has just a slit for the eyes, and the burqa, which has a mesh screen over the eyes.

Kenza Drider, who lives in Avignon and wears a niqab, calls the ban racist. She was planning to attend Monday's protest.

Right before the ban came into effect, she said she would continue to go "shopping, to the post office and to city hall if necessary. I will under no circumstance stop wearing my veil."

"If I am warned verbally and must appear before the local prosecutor.... I will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights," she told AP Television News. The veil, for her, "is a submission to God," Ms. Drider said.

The ban had strong support from France's leading parties on left and right in a country that separated church and state with a 1905 law but has struggled in recent years to integrate a growing Muslim population.

Police on Saturday arrested 61 people—including 19 women—for attempting to hold an outlawed Paris protest against the ban on face-covering Islamic veils. Many Muslims have also felt stigmatized by a 2004 law that banned Islamic headscarves in classrooms.



Catholic Defender said...

Ask women in Saudi Arabia if they really wanted covering themselves like sacks? And they will tell you NO WAY!

Europe should wake up!

Cole said...

This is a convert to Islam as well!

There is no concept to having to respect others or taking others' sensitivities into consideration ~ it is all about them!!

But those days are over.

The new or revived Islamic empire can't be set up here!!

karlmarx said...

Europe is slipping into a second Dark Ages with Islam being the state religion. But this time there won't be any Renaissance.