Tuesday, March 30, 2010

When will the French ban wearing clothes?

There has been tremendous opposition to the Islamic Veil in not only France, but all across Europe. It has been rejected on various grounds ranging from security concerns to equality for women. Partial bans have been considered inadequate as they dont seem to fill the security gap.

If the question is just about security concerns or equality for Women, why was a ban imposed on "burkini" swim? How could a women swimming in a pool be a security concern? how does woman wanting to swim with her clothes unequal?

Once again its very evident that Europe is not a melting pot, but rather the same old Christian kingdom. Its a long way from accepting cultures other than there own. If tomorrow the french decide that its against their culture to wear clothes, would they ask everybody in France to roam naked?

It has been argued that the French are just implementing the opposite of whats in force in the middle east. This seems to further add to the notion that the Europeans have the same sense of freedom and equality as the middle east. It seems the French have forgotten the principles of freedom that they owed to defend in the French revolution.

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