Sarkozy to the Rescue! France, Burqas, and the Question of “Choice”

As I'm sure many of you have seen already, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said last week that he supports a commission to consider banning the wearing of burqas in public places.  Here are some excerpts of his speech, quoted from this article: "We cannot accept to have in our country women who are prisoners behind netting, cut off from all social life, deprived of identity," Mr. Sarkozy told a special session of parliament in Versailles."That is not the idea that the French republic has of … [Read more...]