Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sarkozy stirs French burka debate.
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8113778.stm

President Sarkozy shared his opinion about burkas in public when he answered some questions from MP members. He thought wearing a burka was not a sign of religion, but a sign of subservience. Five years ago the French cabinet has tried to ban headscarves from schools. The Muslim community felt stigmatised by the French government, and they will feel stigmatised again, if the French cabinet decides to ban the burka in France. This issue split the French cabinet. Sarkozy wants to ban the burka, but some other parties think that the government should be anxious not to isolate the Muslim population by dictating them what women should and should not wear.

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