Wednesday, September 01, 2004

French headscarf ban/French hostages discussion

Two French journalists in Iraq were taken hostage. Their captors say they will not give up the hostages unless the headscarf ban is lifted. No country should give in to terrorist threats, but France has not been very strong against terrorists lately (to put it lightly.) Even so, I think it will lose face if it allows the threat of terrorists to undermine the French government.
Also, this brings back the debate on the wisdom of the headscarf ban. Is it an attack on the religious liberty of the French? Tell me if I am mistaken, but I thought it was not only an Islamic headscarf ban, but a ban of Jewish yarmulkes and Christian crosses.
What do you think about the ban?

Click here for an article on the French hostages....

4 comments:

Jason Mulgrew said...

intense!

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jason mulgrew
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Anonymous said...

Very extreme.

Palm boy said...

The ban is restricing of there freedom. Bad ban, bad.

Anonymous said...

Sounds despotic to me.