While France is the most wonderful nation on the planet, I find this trend disturbing.
Paris, France (CNN) — France’s lower house of parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a ban on any veils that cover the face — including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.
The vote was 335 to 1.
The measure must still go to the French Senate before it becomes law. The Senate is expected to vote on it in the week of September 20.
Amnesty International immediately condemned the vote.
“A complete ban on the covering of the face would violate the rights to freedom of expression and religion of those women who wear the burqa or the niqab in public as an expression of their identity or beliefs,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination in Europe.
French people back the ban by a margin of more than four to one, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found in a survey this spring.
Some 82 percent of people polled approved of a ban, while 17 percent disapproved. That was the widest support the Washington-based think tank found in any of the five countries it surveyed.
Clear majorities also backed burqa bans in Germany, Britain and Spain, while two out of three Americans opposed it, the survey found. …
‘We’ve already donated to Haiti. It’s called the U.S. income tax’
Of all the over-paid right wing radio talk show nobs, I like Rush the best. He’s got some sort of folksy appeal. Once in a while he talks some common sense.
That said, he’s a bald-faced liar, at times, distorting facts to serve his own political biases. That he’d use the suffering of innocents in Haiti just to bolster ratings … and bash Obama. That’s the last straw.
Rush Limbaugh is dead to me. I’ll never listen to the Big Fat Idiot again.
Merry Christmas to those responsible at Lowell M. Maxham Elementary School, Taunton, Massachusetts (MA). You idiots.
Father angered by forced psychological evaluation of boy, 8
Here’s the offending “violent” image …
… The student drew the picture shortly after taking a family trip to see the Christmas display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, a Christian retreat site in Attleboro. He made the drawing in class after his teacher asked the children to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas, the father said. …
After it hit the fan in the media, school officials decided to dispute the father’s complaint. I’m inclined to believe the family … and crucify Julie Hackett, superintendent of the Taunton public schools.
This is probably the vilest thing I’ve ever endured.
A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals expose of commercial meat production.
The video that all meat-eaters should watch and every vegetarian should own, “Meet Your Meat”, narrated by Alec Baldwin, covers each stage of life of animals raised for food. No PETA videos are copyrighted, so copy them for everyone you know.