60 Jailed for Hijab in France

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60 Women Cover Up & Go to Jail

(Nude Man Runs Naked For $$ In France)

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A recently-surfaced video, meanwhile, featured a naked male running around the country’s streets while trying to cut a figure as a pole vaulter.

Kenza Drider, a young Muslim that left the southern city of Avignon for Paris to participate in a television program on the day the ban became law, was among the detainees.

“This law infringes my European rights; I cannot but defend them, that is to say my freedom to come and go and my religious freedom,” she said.

“This law breaches these rights,” said the mother of four.

Her husband, Allal, said, “According to this law, my wife would have to remain cloistered at home, do you find that normal?”

“They come here for their liberty for their freedom to dress as they want. I thank them to come here to defend this form of liberty,” said a female supporter of the Muslim women.

hijab_arrests“I think the law is nonsense. Politicians have nothing better to do than attack our veils,” said another Muslim woman that had taken his child out while observing the Islamic dress code in spite of the restriction.

The recent move by France to impose a ban on burqa, a cover-all headdress some Muslim women choose to wear, has come in contrast with the country’s tolerance of public nudity.

The ban came into force on Monday and was followed by immediate arrest of nearly 60 women that defied the ban by walking outside the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, reported a Press TV correspondent from the French capital.

Advocates of the ban in country that purportedly advocates democracy and basic freedoms say the regulation protects women’s freedoms as well as France’s firmly-embedded principles of secularism.

“Quite a large part of the people believe that the women are weak. So they think that the republic has to protect the minorities, the people, who are weak and then they thought that it was necessary to make a law,” said Velentine Zuber, religious practices professor at Sorbonne — the University of Paris.

Based on the procedures dictated by the burqa ban, the police would take the female violators to a police station until they consents to be unveiled for identification.

A spokesperson for the police officers’ union warily stated that the police have many other problems to solve.

Over thousands of Muslim women wear a full-face veil in France, which is home to more than five million Muslims — the largest Muslim community in the EU.

 Crude Dude in the Nude
A French pole vaulting champion has run naked with his pole through the streets of Paris and posted the video on the Internet, hoping to draw attention to his quest for a new sponsorship deal.

Romain Mesnil, who won a silver medal at the 2007 Athletics World Championships in Osaka, used to be sponsored by US sports brand Nike but says his contract expired last year and was not renewed.

"It was probably for budgetary and strategic reasons. It's the crisis," he wrote on his website.

Many athletes have reported difficulties obtaining corporate sponsorship as companies cut costs because of the global  economic downturn.

In his video, Mesnil runs with his pole as if preparing for a vault at tourist spots like Montmartre and the Pont des Arts across the River Seine. A black square has been added to the footage to cover his private parts.
His "nude dude" video has succeeded in drawing attention to Mesnil's plight, at least in France. It was broadcast on primetime state television news bulletins.


#5 They are dressed like Maryam...the dress you abandoned 2011-06-01 11:21
@Lisa Smiley: you are such an idiot especially when saying "committed unspeakable acts of terrorism" but in general when one reads through your writings, one can figure your mentality. you should be dressed as a NUN taking an example from Mary (pbuh). Talking about terrorism makes you sound like a parrot that repeats what is spoken without passing it to mind for judgment. Just repeating stereotypes. I believe you are hopeless after displaying your mind.
#4 Lisa Smiley 2011-05-05 07:01
The French have a right to their own culture. If a Muslim woman wants to wear her special un-French Islamic clothing she can. She can move to an Islamic country and wear her 600s fashion draconian clothing there. Islamic clothing is hideous. Islamic clothing just reminds you of the radical Muslims who want to kill innocent people. There have been many women who wear such hideous clothing who have committed unspeakable acts of terrorism. It should be no wonder that several Islamic countries have even banned such awful clothing.
#3 Stephanie 2011-04-19 18:59
Mr. Sarkozy tries to explain how France takes pride in being a secular nation. Please, Mr.Sarkozy, then explain the following French Federal Holidays: Assumption, Ascension, Pentecost, Easter, All Saints Day and Christmas? They sound a little religious to me. I stand with my Muslim sisters because I would wear niqab, too, if I had to be exposed to a naked man running around Paris with a pole vault. Stay strong - we are saying du'a for you.
#2 Abdul Razzaq Siddiq 2011-04-18 20:34
Assalamalaikum, Western Civilization called himself best Civilization in human history but infact it seems to be that Civilization is most uncivilized in human history where undressed naked people are praise worthy and dressed people are blame worthy. As we know meaning to be civilized is to start wearing clothes to differentiate between human and animals but western civilization wants to remove clothes of people by force and want people to become uncivilized and still called themselves best civilization in human history. Are people blind to differentiate between right and wrong. Only true civilized people are those true belivers who follow the command of the Creator to cover themselves as he commanded. As in Islam covering face is not obligatory but no one has right to stop people from their personal choice of dress. Why people covered themselves with face mask and they are allowed to do so then why muslim women are not allowed to cover their faces if they choose to cover their faces. Those actions are nothing but frustration of western civilization because of super fast growth of Islam in western countries, with these kinds of injust laws west want Islam and true muslims to run away from western countries but Islam and true Muslims will not run away and Islam will prevail as predicted in Quran and as Islam was prevailed in past always. Assalamalaikum.
#1 sk 2011-04-16 12:45
how does a country like france call itself secular and get mixed up in other peoples religious and personal freedom?
hijab is for protection and liberation, not prohibition or suppression. read surah ahzab verse 59. "So that you may recognized as free & respectable women and be not annoyed".
The women who wear burqa are not weak. you have to be strong person to wear the complete veil. it's the french who weak. that's why the allow nudity. it's too difficult for them to cover up.
i think the women should continue to wear the burqa . DON'T SATISIFY THE IGNORANCE BY GIVING UP THE VEIL. today you give up the veil & tomorrow they'll find something else. May Allah help us with our struggles & grant us victory over the wrong doers & oppressors.

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