French woman fined for driving while wearing Islamic veil

Friday, April 23, 2010

PARIS - A French woman who was driving while wearing an Islamic full-body veil was stopped by police in the city of Nantes and fined 22 euro ($29), Europe 1 radio reported Friday.

The police officer stopped her to check her identity, and she complied by uncovering her face. He then issued the fine because the facial veil allegedly reduced her field of vision.

The 31-year-old woman, who has been wearing the veil for nine years, charged this was discrimination and said she intended to file a complaint.

The incident occurred as the French government was preparing a draft bill to ban the wearing of the all-body veil. The ban is to be part of a general public order law that will outlaw wearing any kind of facial covering in public.

Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Thursday he will engage a special procedure to ensure that the ban becomes law before summer.

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April 23, 2010: 11:11 am

Even in the liberal West, it is an offence for women to go half naked revealing their whole breasts at public places, in educational institutes, at the churches and other places of worship? It is against public decency. There are restrictions on dress even in Europe, is my contention. So it is in Muslim countries. The difference is only in degree.

Absolute freedom is non-existent in any culture. Being social animals, men and women have animal magnetism and sex appeal. One can never deny the fact that when a young man looking at a woman revealing a major part of her firm, round, shapely and bulging breasts gets sexually excited and would have train of quite often lewd thoughts in his mind.

And in Islam we say, let men and women dress modestly not revealing more than what is necessary. This helps both to restrict their erotica, their sex urge. The following is a verse from the Muslim Holy Book called the QURAN, Quote,

“Tell believing men to lower their look and tell believing women to lower their gaze so that they will guard their modesty” this is a shariah law. Is it too much for Europeans to accept this?

We are not asking for the moon. As the French have fundamental rights, so do others? As it is the fundamental right of a European non-Muslim woman to reveal as much of her beauty as she likes, a Muslim woman has equal fundamental right to cover as much as she wants to cover.

Why does it bother some? It is simple prejudice and bias and hatred of other people’s culture. Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe as G.B.Shaw said Islam may be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.

A big issue is in the world is maintaining family values.75% of the marriages in the US end in divorces. How to make families live more happily and successfully. Please read the book, written by a non-Muslim scholar : Karen Armstrong: Title: Muhammad : A Western Approach to islam

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