Sarkozy Wants To Ban Burqas

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jun 22, 2009 11:07 AM
"In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity...the burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement—I want to say it solemnly. It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."