Monday, June 22, 2009

Sarkozy Says Burqas Are "Not Welcome" In France

According to the Associated Press this morning, " President Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out Monday at the practice of wearing the Muslim burqa, insisting the full-body religious gown is a sign of the 'debasement' of women and that it won't be welcome in France." He apparently went on to say, "In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity."

Whatever one thinks of the embattled French President (or, indeed, the burqa), I suppose you can't say that his wife, Carla Bruni (pictured above), is in any danger of being "debased" in that way....

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