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France Burqa Stance Elicits Al Qaeda Threat

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following an imbroglio in France in late June when President Nicolas Sarkozy declared the burqa to be unwelcome and against French values, al Qaeda is...

No One Needs to Ban Burqas

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

Let's have no-holds-barred discussions about what it means to wear a burqa.

Sarkozy's Anti-Burqa Stance Deprives Women of Identity

Berit Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Berit Anderson

Sarkozy is sending the message to the French public that a person cannot simultaneously be a French citizen and a conservative Muslim.

A Modest Proposal

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imagine what would happen if a top fashion model walked down the runway in a Hermes-designed burka, or if Muslim women could vie for the latest French designs of their hijab?

Mini Skirts, Yes. Burqas, No?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

A secular society has no business making decisions based on religion, and that means in either direction. If God is neutral toward the mini skirt, he is neutral toward the burqa.

Sarkozy is Not Welcome in a Burka

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Rehab

Is there a real difference between France or Turkey forcing women to remove their veils, and Saudi Arabia or Iran forcing them to keep them on?