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Europe, U.S.A.: Poll on Burqa Ban Shows Opposite Viewpoints

The blog EU-logos about European affairs reflects (fr) on a recent poll by the Pew Research Center that shows a widespread support in European countries for a  burqa ban whereas such proposal would be rejected by 65% of voters in the U.S [Fr].  The blog suggests that such transatlantic polls would be relevant for other issues that pertain to citizenry. French parliament voted today in favor of a burqa ban.

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  • America is a very forgiving and apologetic country. Americans will always side with the underdog. They feel so much sympathy for women who wear the burqa…”Oh those poor poor muslims…they have such a hard life.”
    Little do Americans realize is that Islam does not dictate the wearing of a burqa. Its from Islamic male leaders forcing them to wear it. Once details start coming out about Islam and wearing of the burqa, you will see the shift in poll numbers.

    • Nabilah

      I am sorry to say, but I think you are wrong. I myself am a Muslim and I wear the Burka completely of my own will. None of my parents put any pressure on me about it. I also have many friends and know many people who chose to wear the Burka themselves- without their parents saying anythings about it. None of their of my relatives (even males) say anything about us wearing it. We choose to ourselves.

  • […] Austria and Switzerland are also considering bans. (Meanwhile, 65% of U.S. residents polled in a Pew Center study are opposed to such a ban.) Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)10 Things Not to Do in […]

  • Paul

    Here’s one woman’s protest against the ban. The incredible video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61n9KnK-gqc

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