Standing up for Western culture and mores. Got a problem with that? “Sarkozy says burka ‘not welcome’ in France,” from the BBC, January 14:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reiterated his view that the full burka is “not welcome” in France, as a debate continues on whether to ban it.
A parliamentary report on the issue is due out at the end of January.
Mr Sarkozy did not explicitly call for a ban, saying “no one should feel stigmatised” by any eventual law.
His UMP party is to put forward a bill this month banning the wearing of the Islamic veil in public, as a means of defending France against “extremists”.
Mr Sarkozy said the first step should be for parliament to adopt a resolution that would unequivocally condemn the burka – and then move on to considering a ban….