I ran across this article today and thought it was worth sharing. As an American Christian woman I know very little about the purpose or the symbolism behind the Burqa and how its use is “enforced” in France. However I can’t help but feel that this is somehow an infringement on the women’s rights (if they want to wear them) anyone more familiar with Muslim customs and their enforcement upon women who can shed more light?
“Given the damage it produces on those rules which allow the life in community, ensure the dignity of the person and equality between sexes, this practice, even if it is voluntary, cannot be tolerated in any public place,” the French government said when it sent the measure to parliament in May.”
Do you feel that this is something that should concern us as Christians.