All Blog Posts Tagged 'burqa' (3)

Burqa Back to Babylon, Boo: This is the West

This week, The Humanist posted a poll on whether we support France’s ban on women publicly wearing burqas.

Bill Maher jokingly says that Arab men keep their women in beekeper suits, but this is no joking matter. Women are silenced, made invisible daily in many parts of the world and the incursion of Muslims into Europe is bringing many unwanted traditions, such as honor killings, arranged marriage of…

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Added by Hiram on July 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

It Can't Happen Here...?

A long time ago, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention put together a track entitled: “It Can’t Happen Here.”  Exactly what it was or is that can’t happen here is never particularly mentioned in the song, but ol’ Frank seems to be adamant that whatever “it” is, it ain’t coming down around here (wherever “here” is) ... or maybe it is.



It was a long but productive week I spent in Dallas.  Helping bring a system up, teaching a…

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Added by Loren Miller on May 4, 2013 at 3:38pm — 17 Comments

Islam and inverted intolerance: Sarkozy and anti-burqa campaign

The following, clipped from the DNAIndia.com news site, is a revealing glimpse of the abject incompatibility between Islamic and Western values.

Sarkozy's remarks on burqa only to provoke Muslims

New Delhi: Muslim leaders today slammed French president Nicolas Sarkozy for describing the burqa as a sign of "subservience", saying it was a "direct attack" on Islamic identity and meant to "provoke" the…

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Added by Atheist Exile on July 5, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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