27 April 2011

The coming culture wars

France draws a line in the sand...
-- AFP -- French police fined a woman for wearing a full-face Islamic veil, the first reported enforcement of a ban on the garment on the day it came into effect, a police source said Tuesday.

Interior Minister Claude Gueant insisted on Monday that the ban would be fully applied, in the name of "secularism and equality between men and women... two principles upon which we can not compromise."

RELATED: A little closer to home...

...what "Canadian" magazine says...
"We should support only those non-Muslim candidates who are willing to present and support a Private Members’ Bill making it a hate-crime to publicly associate Islam to terrorism, whether in written, spoken, printed, broadcast or electronic media."
Yeah... bye-bye free speech... good one.

Look at how well that's working in, let's say... Syria.