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Originally posted by eradown
reply to post by HunkaHunka
I dare you to read the first book written by an Islamic writer which catches your eye in Barnes and Noble. You will never want to read anything psuedo Celtic again.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Gay Marriage and Atheism... A beautiful mixture...
[edit on 9-6-2009 by HunkaHunka]
Originally posted by dooper
Well his power grab is succeeding.
Hell, look at what he's done in six months!
And we're supposed to be able to reverse all this crap FOUR YEARS from now?
Originally posted by artvandalay
Sarkozy: "Islamization is Inevitable"
We knew what Sarkozy's vision of the future was: an "Islam of France", "métissage" between races and ethnic groups, dissolution of nationalist, regional, and ethnic identities, subjugation to Brussels, openness to socialism, and a Turkey as closely aligned with Europe as possible, etc...
...the first sentence of the media source's article was left out... it said, "There is nothing new here."... why was the opening sentence censored by the op?... could it be because theres nothing new here?... that'd be my bet... its just the same old hooey - promoting fantasy, promoting christianity at the expense of another religion and, of course, promoting radical christians' pet projects (demonizing gay marriage and abortion)...
...sarkozy is addicted to spreading paranoia and is as credible as world nut daily... islam is as viable a religion as christianity... fanatical islamics are as dangerous as fanatical christians... comparing the worst aspects of the two religions is like comparing being eaten by a lion to being eaten by a shark - both suck...
Originally posted by dooper
You outside the US will have some hard choices.
Big brother isn't going to be there to soften the rough spots.
PARIS, France (CNN) -- The French National Assembly announced Tuesday the creation of an inquiry into whether women in France should be allowed to wear the burka, one day after President Nicolas Sarkozy controversially told lawmakers that the traditional Muslim garment was "not welcome" in France.
A cross-party panel of 32 lawmakers will investigate whether the traditional Muslim garment poses a threat to the secular nature of the French constitution. They are due to report back with their recommendations in six months.
Last week 57 lawmakers -- led by communist legislator Andre Gerin -- signed a petition calling for a study into the feasibility of legislation to ban the burka in public places.
On Monday Sarkozy declared in a keynote parliamentary address that the burka, which covers women from head to toe, is "not welcome" in France.
"The problem of the burka is not a religious problem. This is an issue of a woman's freedom and dignity. This is not a religious symbol. It is a sign of subservience; it is a sign of lowering. I want to say solemnly, the burka is not welcome in France," Sarkozy told lawmakers.
The right of Muslim women to cover themselves is fiercely debated in France, which has a large Muslim minority but also a staunchly secular constitution. Should Muslim women in France be banned from wearing the burka? Sound Off below
In 2004, the French parliament passed legislation banning Muslim girls from wearing headscarves in state schools, prompting widespread Muslim protests. The law also banned other conspicuous religious symbols including Sikh turbans, large Christian crucifixes and Jewish skull caps.
Last year, France's top court denied a Moroccan woman's naturalization request on the grounds that she wore a burka.
Some lawmakers have called for burkas to be banned completely, claiming they are degrading to women. They also include housing minister Fadela Amara, a Muslim-born women's rights campaigner, who has called the garment "a kind of tomb for women."
"We cannot accept in our country women trapped behind a fence, cut off from social life, deprived of any identity. This is not the idea that we have of a woman's dignity," Sarkozy said Monday.
But French Muslim leaders say that only a small minority of women wear the full veil and had previously criticized calls for the issue to be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry.
"To raise the subject like this, via a parliamentary committee, is a way of stigmatizing Islam and the Muslims of France," Mohammed Moussaoui, the head of the French Council for the Muslim Religion, told AFP last week.
"We are shocked by the idea parliament should be put to work on such a marginal issue."
France is not the only European Union country to have considered banning the burka. Dutch lawmakers voted in favor of a ban in 2005, although the government of the time was defeated in elections before it could pass legislation to outlaw the garment.