France Insider/Paul Ben-Itzak

February 7, 2008

The road to jihad is paved with veils

Filed under: Uncategorized — franceblogger @ 4:26 pm

Judging by the attention it received this morning on France Culture radio news, you’d think that the Turkish parliament had just voted to allow college students to wear suicide bomb belts to class, when in fact all they’d said is that women could no longer be excluded from school for wearing veils. To Official France, which a couple of years ago decided to exclude girls from public school for wearing the veil, this piece of clothing has come to mean not ‘particularly strict Muslim’ but ‘budding terrorist.’ Indeed, because of an allergy to what many French consider a Muslim state being admitted to the (Christian) European Union, any action which smacks of Muslimification has been used as an argument for blocking Turkey’s membership. (As has a certain chapter in Turkish-Armenian history.)

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  1. […] I’d be less likely to BLOG/BURP N’importe quoi but I just did it in my previous entry, The road to jihad is paved with veils. Fortunately, as a trained journalist with 30 years experience, I actually know some other […]

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