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Offlinewingnutx
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France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils
    #2001337 - 10/12/03 12:30 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils
earthlink news ^ | 10-11-03

PARIS - The government and its main opposition joined Saturday in supporting school officials who expelled two sisters for refusing to remove traditional Islamic headscarves in class.

Administrators at the girls' high school, in Aubervilliers outside Paris, said the headscarves were ostentatious symbols of religion.

Lila Levy, 16, and her sister Alma, 18, were expelled Friday for violating regulations aimed at keeping public schools secular.

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy backed the decision, saying "these rules must be respected by everyone."

"Our Muslim compatriots know and respect them. It must be done in a way that no one feels humiliated," he said.

Francois Hollande, leader of the opposition Socialist Party, agreed, saying "the law must be applied. We're in a secular country."

The girls' father, Laurent Levy, accused school officials of practicing "educational apartheid." He blamed the decision to expel his daughters on what he claimed is a phobia of Islam "eating away at French society."

Teachers at the Henry Wallon high school said some Muslim pupils had asked that the ban on headscarves be upheld.


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: wingnutx]
    #2001516 - 10/12/03 01:56 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

They probably would have been lynched in America


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: WhiteRabbitt]
    #2001585 - 10/12/03 02:32 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, the teachers would have been lynched in America.


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: wingnutx]
    #2001647 - 10/12/03 03:00 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

There seems to be alot of Islamophobia in France and Britain, compared to other places in Europe (mind you, Bosnia was a alot more than a slight case of bigotry).


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2001934 - 10/12/03 06:48 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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Baby_Hitler said:
Yes, the teachers would have been lynched in America.



How true.


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: Zahid]
    #2002006 - 10/12/03 08:38 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I think the levels of islamophobia in France and Britain may be higher due to the fact that we probabaly have the highest numbers of muslims living in our countries. It is unfortunate that the media take on asylum seekers, many of whom are muslim, is so divisive. Then again, when you have stories of 16 year old girls having their throats slit by their fathers as an honour killing because they have christian boyfriends you can perhaps understand many peoples suspiscions towards Islam in general. Sadly their is little focus on the many positive apects of the Muslim community so peoples views tend to be shaped by the negative information they get through the media. I dont think this is intentional its just that good news isnt good news..if you catch my drift!

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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: GazzBut]
    #2002029 - 10/12/03 09:07 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: WhiteRabbitt]
    #2002516 - 10/12/03 03:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Actually a student in Oklahoma is suing the schools for not letting her wear a hajib in class right now, but there the ban is on all headgear, not just religious.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/EDUCATION/10/11/scarf.reut/index.html



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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: WhiteRabbitt]
    #2002525 - 10/12/03 03:37 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

They probably would have been lynched in America

you're not from america are you?

in high school, not a day went by that i didn't see quite a few young muslim women with their heads covered. the same is true on my college campus.

here, there is tolerance for different religious customs. in france apparently, there is not.


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: ]
    #2002705 - 10/12/03 05:03 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

NO! America is worse than every one else in every possible concievable way!


(Plz don't shatter fragile minds. Thx)

Actually, the teachers would not be allowed to wear religeous items, but students can.


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Re: France Backs School Ban on Islamic Veils [Re: GazzBut]
    #2003588 - 10/12/03 11:00 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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I think the levels of islamophobia in France and Britain may be higher due to the fact that we probabaly have the highest numbers of muslims living in our countries.




Have you ever been to minnesota in the states? There has got to be more arabs living there than in all of saudi arabia.



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