It’s at the front page of most French newspapers on Friday. The Burqa, the head-to-toe Islamic weil. The French wonder if it should be banned.
“Non à la Burqa” reads the title of the newspaper France Soir.
Aujourd’hui en France interviewed a group of lawmakers, who called for a parliamentary commission to look into the trend.One deputy says the Burqa goes against women’s rights, another says his children were scared when they saw a woman wearing the Burqa.
The newspaper also interviewed some of these women. Nadia for example says she wears the Burqa because she’s scared of God, not because her husband forces her to. She says “Of course it’s boiling hot when I wear it, but it’s better than burning in hell”.
The issue has triggered a lot of debate in France. The country is torn between its secular values and Individual religious freedoms.