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Jalima Thu 25-Aug-16 11:17:01

I sometimes wear long cotton trousers and top plus a hat on the beach; I like a bit of sunshine for Vitamin D but prefer to cover up than use excessive amounts of suncream.

If I go to France will I be made to strip off to my swimsuit by armed police in order to respect good morals?
Or is it just women wearing headscarves?

I know that France is jittery and for good reason, but is this the right way forward?
Will this not exacerbate an already tense situation?

granjura Sun 28-Aug-16 21:57:28

And today a restaurateur has refused to serve 2 French Muslim women wearing scarves because 'all Muslims are terrorists' - and Zarkosi is calling for 'assimilation' instead of 'integration'.

Tragic. Islamophobia in France is getting out of hand and is playing right into the hands of those who want to radicalise young people sad

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 28-Aug-16 22:06:33

It is a shame. The whole thing is awful.

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 28-Aug-16 22:12:09

Sarkozi has certainly got get bit between his teeth

How far is it reasonable for a country to go to protect and preserve it's national character?

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 28-Aug-16 22:13:35

"in the Republic men and women are equal".

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 28-Aug-16 22:17:35

Interesting point re Sikhs wearing turbans. I suppose that wouldn't be allowed in schools and the other buildings that Muslim headscarves are not allowed. But a man wearing a turban on the beach would be within the law.

obieone Sun 28-Aug-16 22:31:12

So Sarkozi is speaking from a feminist point of view it would seem.

I guess a country can go as far as it likes to preserve it's national character?

It seems to be, that, with the issue of migrants, it is going to have the opposite effect. Instead of countries becoming more multi-cultural, they are going to become more nationalistic[if that is the right word] instead.
France vote for Frexit?
Seems to me the beginning of the end of the EU.

Jalima Mon 29-Aug-16 11:30:05

Presumably this is more in accord with the national character?

Lovely, although not all may think the same, and her choice, so why deny other women the right to wear what they want on the beach?

Anya Mon 29-Aug-16 21:22:28