Christiane speaks with Gen. Salim Idriss, the Chief of Staff for the Free Syrian Army.
Amanpour viewers continued commenting on the partial ban of the burqa initiative in France. While the people that opposed to the ban felt that this initiative would strip Muslims of their “religious rights,” the supporters stated that outsiders settling in foreign countries should abide to the that country’s laws. Additionally, a European lawmaker declared, “Nobody could claim the right to look at others without being seen.” Overall, mixed commentary was received weighing religious and political beliefs for the most part.
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If Europe is willing to take precedence of denying its own citizens from their basic right of freedom of worship, religion, dress-code or dietary preference; this will only work against its own interest & ultimately to its own demise. This european decision calls for all muslim countries to impose a dietary ban on pork, even a dress code banning shorts & bikinis or sun bathing in public places&total ban on alcohol for all europeans & christians visiting or living in the middle east. Supported by severe prison sentences for any offender. lts time for France to remember that it was these very sons of hijab wearing minorities that liberated europe from its Nazi enemies. Now these same very minorities will soon act & rise as bitter enemies of their own country.
While agreeing with Mitchell that muslims living in non muslim countries should abide by the laws of that country, just as non muslims going to Saudia are constrained to observe the dress code of Saudia, I view this recent law in Europe with a considerable amount of missgiving. This has a very strong stench of racial profiling, anti muslim sentiment and mischief. A country that takes pride in the freedoms that their citizens enjoy, why then this descrimination against a particular group. I don't believe security is a reason because there are other socio-religious groups living there who also have typical dresses and head gears that can pose security concerns. For example, a sari can as easily hide incriminating material as a burka. All these missgivings notwithstanding, I would support the premise that if the govt makes a law it should be abiding for all.