In an effort to avoid becoming the next hotspot for Islamic extremists subjugating their wives, France has banned the burka. Per IndyPosted.com the vote by French Parliment was 246 to 1–who was the “1”? The law will become reality next spring and while not every Muslim woman wears a burka, the decision affects France’s second largest religion with an estimated 5 million adherents, according to CNN.
Women caught wearing the burka in public will be fined 150 Euros and hubbies forcing their wives to wear a burka can result in a year in jail (can you imagine the guy who gets thrown in with murderers and thieves having to act tough and say, “Yeah, I made my bitch wear a burka in public”).
It seems France has lost its senses. How ridiculous to react to an extreme with an extreme? You can’t tell people what to wear?! …Well, sort of, but usually it is the reverse when the government bans nudity or skimpy clothing. The government of France is actually telling women to take their clothes off or else.
I sympathize with getting rid of the burka, but this is not the way to do it. If France told my wife she couldn’t wear a burka if she felt like it I would throw one on myself in protest. We all understand in the West that the burka is nonsense, a reaction to women’s bodies because men in the Middle East apparently can’t control themselves–but you can’t ban it. It will only make the Islam fringe stronger and instead of this ban getting rid of the radical elements of Muslim society it is most likely going to attract the nuts who like to blow themselves up.
I do agree with a fine or jail time in relation to domestic abuse. This could include a forceful husband making his wife wear clothing she does not want to wear (how did these women get so submissive? My wife tells me what to wear). It’s going to be hard to prove it is actual abuse if there is no physical act of violence, only a use of religion for the sake of control. If we’re going to punish a controlling religous mindset then let’s go after the Pope too.
If muslims were mad at Terry Jones for wanting to burn the Koran, it will be interesting to see the reaction to this news.