Burqa Debate Downunder

Insight: Banning the Burqa or Freedom Sack for All?

The French Senate has voted to ban the burqa in public places.

Similar laws are being considered in Belgium, Spain and Italy.

President Sarkozy said in Parliament “We cannot accept that in our country some women will be imprisoned behind a fence cut off from all social life, deprived of identity. This is not a principle that the French republic has about women’s dignity.”

In Australia, a recent decision by a judge to have a witness remove her face veil has sparked controversy and recent polls show that the majority of Australians support a ban.

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The participants are: Tariq Ramadan, Cory Bernardi, Amina Ghafoor, Jacques Myard

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Here’s Pat Condell, as good as a cold shower:

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5 thoughts on “Burqa Debate Downunder”

  1. It’s almost too much to watch (without throwing up).

    Babylon the great has fallen…. (“dire consequences”â„¢ will follow)

  2. Unfortunately there are few commentators/interviewers and so on who understand the Islamic situation. They dont have a clue which questions to ask and when they do and if it seems even remotely sensitive, they back off. Especially that lisping Jenny Brockie who is absolutely useless. George on the same chanel has become the same. Not with the whisteling through his teeth but gone soft of Islam. We in Australia are wide open for takeover and no one cares. Politicians only care about themselves as we are seeing already in the new parliament. Julia Gillard will be frightened out of her wits the first time she raises the “problem with Islam”. So here we are. All the shock jocks huffing and puffing and doing nothing. So, what’s new?

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