"The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement — I want to say it solemnly," he said. "It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sarkozy to ban burqas
SHOOT: As a pantheist I'm tolerant but not supportive of the wearing of any overly religious/tribal insignia, from Jewish yamalkas, to Christian crosses around one's neck, to burqas, to KKK uniforms and swastikas. Why be weary of all this stuff? Because nationalism and tribalism is based on the notion that one group of people is superior (has an exclusive right) to another, and such attitudes beget war.
Labels: nationalism is dangerous