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France detains two women as burqa ban takes effect

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Submitted by surinder97 (United States), Apr 12, 2011 at 20:32

1. France detains two women as burqa ban takes effect

London: Two Muslim women were arrested in Paris Monday for wearing face veils or burqa as France moves to enforce a ban on full face coverings, a media report said.
Kenza Drider, 32, travelled to Paris from her home in Provence to force a confrontation with police, and was one of those arrested, The Telegraph reported.
There were minor scuffles as officers apprehended her outside Notre Dame Cathedral together with another niqab-wearer staging an illegal demonstration against the new law.
The women could now face fines of 150 euros, or 132 pounds, as well as citizenship lessons, the daily said on its website.
But Alexis Marsan, a public order official, said they were given warnings for taking part in an illegal gathering.
Five men and another women were also held for taking part in the demonstration.
After her brief detention, Drider said she hoped she would eventually be prosecuted so that she could take her case to the European Court of Human Rights.
'This measure is illegal - it is solely designed to oppress women in my position,' she said.
Police admitted they were enforcing the ban 'extremely cautiously' because of fears of provoking violence.
Police have already been warned not to arrest women in or around mosques, and 'citizen's de-veilings' are also banned.
The strict instructions, from Interior Minister Claude Guent, are contained in a nine page circular issued to officers, according to the newspaper.
Al Qaeda terrorist group has issued warnings that it would attack the country following the introduction of the ban.

2. COMMENT: What the heckl are these two women trying to prove, by wearing this ridiculous outfit ?
That they don't agree with any body around them, in the population, that they don't give a damn about the law of the land, that they are breaking the law, to make it a human rights issue. But it is not a human rights issue at all, it is a human-oppression issue..These women are encouraging the oppression of other women on this planet, for which they ought to be ashamed They are manifesting & propagating the custom of a primitive culture..

3. It is not difficult to visualize that some women have a neurotic need to wear this horrible garment. Why else would they walk around every where in camouflage, wearing this cloak of death ? These women are a fool to themselves, and a traitor to their daughters. This outfit should be ridiculed out of existence.

4. The cardinal cause of this prison imposed on women is Islam, the crackpot religion of peace, love, and brotherhood...what peace, what love, what brotherhood, what a joke !

Unquestionably, the emancipation of women in Islam, is the most important human rights issue, in the world.
To put the shoe on the other foot, it would be a darn good idea, to make it compulsory, for all Islamic men, to wear the Burqua...let them see for themselves, how they like it.

Surinder Paul Attri

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