Change of habit

burqa, France, hijab, Muslim women, President Sarkozy, religious attire, religious beliefs, religious intolerance

This is a repost from the BBC’s World Have Your Say site.
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The burqa is no longer welcome
By Ros Atkins

From our newsroom – ‘The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has said the burqa – the full-body garment worn by some Muslim women – is not welcome in France. In a major policy address to both houses of parliament, he said the burqa reduced women to subservience and undermined their dignity.’
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While many westerners view the hijab as oppressive, many Muslim women perceive this habit as their freedom: allowing movement, day-to-day activities and social interaction. Sarkozy makes a strong political and religious statement here.

This is a slippery slope, what do you think?

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