France Bans Burkas: What about Women's Rights?

France has unveiled a new policy banning burkas and niqabs, the facial veils worn by Muslim women. The hotly contested ban comes after months of debate about women's rights, religious rights and national identity. The law passed with 335 votes to one in the French parliament. The one opposing French parliamentarian called it "nothing more than the fear of those who aren't like us, who come from abroad... who don't share our values..." Here's what you had to say: Fricanna commented via Facebook: "As a born muslim, I see a burka as oppression. Let the men go cover their heads up in 100 degrees weather and tell us how they feel." Naomi wrote via Facebook: "I always heard when in Rome do as the Romans do. So when in France do as the French."


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