MUSLIM TRANSVESTITES VOWTO FIGHT NEW FRENCH LAW

From THE BBC:

France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public. There were 335 votes for the bill and only one against in the 557-seat National Assembly. It must now be ratified by the Senate in September to become law.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has backed the ban as part of a wider debate on French identity but critics say the government is pandering to far-right voters.

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MUSLIM TRANSVESTITES VOWTO FIGHT NEW FRENCH LAW — 16 Comments

  1. Don’t get the headline.

    I oppose a singling out of Muslim face-veils.

    But if it’s “No face-masks in public” (Civic holiday of Halloween excepted!), then I could endorse it.

  2. I believe it’s face coverings of any kind.

    I hope it applies to motorcycle helmets when the wearer is on foot. There’s nothing ruder than motorcyclists who refuse to take their helmets off when delivering or buying something in a shop.

    Actually, people who answer and/or speak on mobile phones whilst buying something at the counter in a shop are just as rude.

  3. Sadly, an unintended consequence is likely to be that some husbands won’t permit their wives to leave the house.

    Not that the law is a bad thong.

  4. In Australia what we call a thong is called a flip-flop in the UK and the US. This has occasionally proved a source of confusion. As in, “I’m going to take my thongs off now if you don’t mind.”

    Faces uncovered in public is one thing but thongs uncovered is another.

    Mimi, I think Blogger has a mind of its own.

  5. We called them “thongs” in Southern California when I was young; now you’re right, “flip-flops” is the word.

    Bwahahahahaaa! on the photoshop, MP.

    –sheila–

  6. The case can be made that the veil covering the face is a safety issue.
    I had have to agree with the French on this one.

  7. Yes, Cathy is right. It’s called a “freddie,” after the late, great Freddie Mercury, and all French men wear them from the age of puberty onwards. As a race they have a pathological lack of self-esteem when it comes to size issues which stems back to an embarrassing incident when the British ambassador accidentally walked into Napoleon’s private changing room at the Paris Municipal Baths.