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French Ban on full Islamic veil comes into force

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From Monday, women wearing the full Islamic veil in France could be fined up to 150 euros and be ordered to attend “re-education” classes. The law has already sparked unrest, with police arresting 61 protestors against the law Saturday in Paris.

A controversial law banning full face veils in public places in France came into force on Monday.

Critics say the law stigmatises Muslims – while its defenders insist that the veils are an affront to the principles of gender equality and secularism.

Detractors believe the law is motivated by racism and an attempt by French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s embattled government to win voters back from the far right National Front (FN). They argue that the niqab wearing population is too small to warrant such a law – France has Europe’s largest Muslim population, standing at five million, but just 5,000 women are estimated to wear the full face veil.

Niqab-wearing Kenza Drider, told FRANCE 24 that she has been attacked and subjected to racist abuse since the debate on banning the veil began last summer.

“This law is Islamophobic and racist,” she said. “My life now consists of hate stares and insults.”

Drider, who insists she will carry on weiring her veil, added: “It’s a question of freedom of religion, of conscience. Those rights are protected by European law.”

The law has already caused unrest. French police arrested 61 people Saturday, including 19 women, who tried to hold an outlawed demonstration in Paris against the law.

Police powers

Under the new rules, any person (man or woman) who persistently covers their face in public places can be fined 150 euros, although police officers do not have the power to forcibly remove a woman’s veil.

Offenders can also be taken to a police station for their identities to be verified. As well as imposing fines, the police can also order veil-wearers to attend “re-education” classes.

The law takes a much tougher stance against people who force others to cover up through “abuse of authority or power”, with fines of 30,000 euros and prison sentences of up to a year.

A ministerial directive issued at the beginning of the month outlined that wearing a veil is banned in all places open to the public, including parks, shops, cinemas, restaurants and public transport.

The face, however, can be covered in the home, in hotel rooms, on corporate premises, in private vehicles and at places of worship.

French police fear the law will be difficult to enforce, and could cause tension in immigrant districts.

The law comes into force as Sarkozy’s popularity is suffering ahead of next year’s parliamentary and legislative elections.

Last summer, as Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party was rocked by embarrassing scandals, the president championed legislation against the niqab, saying it was “not welcome” in France.

His party has also started a national debate on the role of Islam in the staunchly secular country.

Despite these efforts, the FN has been gaining ground. A recent opinion poll put its leader Marine Le Pen ahead of Sarkozy in the first round of a presidential election.


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  • John the Baptist

    Ah, hahaha. I guess France doesn’t want to be “spookville” anymore. Good for them. Too bad they can’t beat them too.

  • Anthony Cloud

    Hopefully, The Netherlands and Belgium as well as Germany will follow with the same ban. Every little helps. The UK and the USA will NEVER do it. Britain lost it’s balls long ago and the USA has a Muslim president, who wansn’t even born in the country he is president of!

    Unfortunately banning the Burkha isn’t good enough. Ban Halal meat, ban the building of new mosques, if Muslims want to block streets to “pray” to their satanic god, spray the streets with hog faeces. Every farm that can breed hogs, should do so. Let them run free on any land that Muslims want to buy. Stop and search ever Muslim and / or Black man (most of them are Muslims, because it suits there way of life and their need for “white honkey bitches” that they can treat like dirt and satiate their sexual appetites for them.

    It’s our duty buth in Europe and the USA to make life as difficult for Muslims as we possibly can and we should treat these drooling morons who profess to be Christians and who fall over backwards to grovel to a religion which wants to kill them in the same way. If they admire Muslims and Islam and it’s way of life so much, LET THEM GO TO THE MIDDLE EAST, where they can experience the real joys of Islam.

    • John the Baptist

      @Anthony – That was the most beautiful thing I have read in a while -it almost made me cry. I would have never imagined seeing these “ghost” outfits in local grocery stores in the U.S. and it is disgusting. Spit at their feet and let them know they are not welcome. We need to beat, refuse to do business, and discourage more of these monsters from coming to our homelands. The one thing we lack right now is organized movements. If everyone did their part and played with their pets around mosques, littered their parking lots with bacon, and did other such things… perhaps their anger would spark people to WAKE THE FUCK UP!

    • m.m.

      If they don’t like our countries, they can just cancel their trojan-style invasion aka Hijra aka immigration jihad and get the hell out to Iran or Indonesia.


  • I understand that the Muslims have very strong cultural background and they don’t like anyone to interfere in it. However, the French are famous for their national pride, too. I think there should be a bit of acceptance on both sides.

    • m.m.

      Muslims believe the whole world is supposed to be governed by an Islamic caliphate.

      The fact that they divide up the world according to concepts such as “Dar-al-Islam” (where Islam is in charge) and “Dar-al-Harb” (“Land of War” – where Islam is not yet in charge) prove this.

      Besides, the way they think of white women just shows how incompatible they are with our civilized culture.

      See the interview with muslim ‘men’ below:

  • Sher Khan

    Anthony CLoud, all I can say is that you do whatever you want to do. Allah will punish you well in the hereafter. In fact, he will punish you really well ;). Do as you want to do in Earth.

    Good luck

    • John the Baptist

      Sure thing Sha Sha Kahn! We will do whatever we want because your people are insignificant. Once we take all your oil, you will bury your heads in the sand. Your Islam religion is nothing but pure evil spewed out by your false prophet Muhammad. He was a murderer, pedophile, and closet homosexual and there is proof Muhammad did these things. Allah can try to punish me all he wants but I am sure that will not happen. When you die trying to blow people up, raping women, or some other form good Islam deed, enjoy hell. This is Allah’s paradise, isn’t it? Islam was the devil’s answer to deceive the world.

      • JanB

        That sounds like a real Christian, acting in the spirit of the good old days (excerpts):

        “Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, “Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin your task right here at the Temple.” So they began by killing the seventy leaders. “Defile the Temple!” the LORD commanded. “Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill! Go!” So they went throughout the city and did as they were told.” (Ezekiel 9:5-7 NLT)

        “You are my battle-ax and sword,” says the LORD. “With you I will shatter nations and destroy many kingdoms. With you I will shatter armies, destroying the horse and rider, the chariot and charioteer. With you I will shatter men and women, old people and children, young men and maidens. With you I will shatter shepherds and flocks, farmers and oxen, captains and rulers. “As you watch, I will repay Babylon and the people of Babylonia for all the wrong they have done to my people in Jerusalem,” says the LORD. “Look, O mighty mountain, destroyer of the earth! I am your enemy,” says the LORD. “I will raise my fist against you, to roll you down from the heights. When I am finished, you will be nothing but a heap of rubble. You will be desolate forever. Even your stones will never again be used for building. You will be completely wiped out,” says the LORD. (Jeremiah 51:20-26)

        There are many, many more of such fine examples:
        Hey, why not start a praying contest? One billion Muslims praying for eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, and US Christians for oil and more slaughter in the name of da lord?

        • Joshva George

          What do you want to prove from the bits and parts you took from the bible and shown here? Until this day, no one has become terrorist by reading and practicing the Bible. In fact the Bible and the faith in God and Jesus has made millions, saints only. Many criminals are converted and become completely changed persoons daily.

        • Joshva George

          What do you want to prove from the bits and parts you took from the bible and shown here? Until this day, no one has become terrorist by reading and practicing the Bible. In fact the Bible and the faith in God and Jesus has made millions, saints only. Many criminals are converted and become completely changed persons daily.

        • m.m.

          How does finger-pointing at others make Islam any better? Stop trying to distract people from the real issue.

          Muslims committed genocide on 9/11 – plain and simple.

    • m.m.

      I’m not scared of the pre-Islamic pagan moon-god (Allah) whose shrine was in the kabah in Mecca. He was invented by a vicous psychopathic pedophile who realized the only way his so-called ‘religion’ would spread is with threats and violence.

      Mo changed the prayer direction according to who he wanted to please – when he wanted to suck up to Jews, he wanted people to pray with their eyes to the heavens and in the direction of Jerusalem, when they wouldn’t fall for his scam he got mad and decided to suck up to the pagans, changing the prayer direction towards Mecca… In other words, with their asses in the air towards Jerusalem. And for good measure, he said if muslims continue to look up when praying, their eyes will be snatched from their heads. Oh yes, and Satan will pee in their ears if they fall asleep while praying. http://www.historyofjihad.com

      Even Aisha (his child bride) said “It seems your ‘god’ hastens to do what you want him to do”, in other words, Mohammed told people Allah says things to conveniently suited his purposes for any particular situation.

      ‘Allah’ can huff and puff all he likes. He’s a figment of your imagination, so if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath for those 72 virgins. Oh, alright then… hold your breath if you want. I certainly won’t stop you.

      BTW. We know the Hijra, aka “immigration doctrine” is part of the jihad, and was instrumental in the invasion of Mecca. Just like the Trojan horse…

      • m.m.

        correction: “Mohammed told people Allah says things WHICH conveniently suited his purposes for any particular situation.”

    • m.m.

      Is this the behaviour that gets muslims to paradise?

      Interview with Lara Logan, the South African 60 Minutes journalist who was raped and sexually assaulted by 200-300 muslim ‘men’ in Egypt. Video:

      ANIMALS. That is an insult to innocent animals, but I don’t know what else to call them. They are the worst, most evil, savage barbaric trash I can imagine.

      Those poor ‘oppressed’ Egyptians who were shouting “allahu akbar” in the square. That must have been that they were hungry and poor. Yeah right! Interesting that the woman was saved by those ‘evil’ soldiers from the ‘evil’ old Mubarak. That place will now become much poorer. What tourist would want to go there now?

      Watch out, Europe, this is what you’re letting into your countries. Best to get rid of this muslim invasion immediately. The last of them were kicked out in 1492 following 800 years of invasion. The new Reconquista is coming soon, so I suggest you stay right there in Saudi and stay the hell out of our white countries.

  • Leugner

    More art fags.

  • JanB

    In a secular state, one is supposed to practice religion not in public, only privately or in designated places. IOW no display of religious symbols in public places, whatever the religion.

    • m.m.

      The thing is just… islam is *NOT* a religion! It is a cultural, political and economic ideology disguised as a religion.

      Islam is now using the communist Cloward-Piven Strategy as inspired by Hillary Clinton’s mentor. Using ‘human rights’ to take over a country no longer works, because people have wized up and are seeing through it.

  • Leugner


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