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Court upholds city's ban on wearing Islamic burka

13 June 2006

BRUSSELS — The Flemish city of Maaseik has won a court battle allowing it to maintain its ban on the wearing of an Islamic burka.

A magistrates court rejected an appeal on Monday lodged by Moroccan woman Khadija El Ouazzanik.

El Ouazzani was one of five women in Maaseik who wore a complete Islamic veil or burka on city streets.

She was fined EUR 75 in April 2005, but lodged an appeal with the Maaseik magistrates court.

And the ruling is important nation-wide, given the fact it is the first time that a Belgian court has banned a burka or niqab (a face veil up to the eyes).

"A lot of colleagues in Belgium are considering a ban on burkas or face veils,"
Maaseik Mayor Jan Creemers said.

"They have waited for this ruling because they feel strengthened by a ban from a court."

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Now a nation-wide ban, please...
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Why are they banning it? That is ridiculous.

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hmm, i agree, people should be able to wear whatever they want. if they can ban burqas they can ban anything.
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Why is it ridiculous?
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Oh c'mon Burkas have nothing to do with Islam, they are just a mean to keep women silent.
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They are banning it probably because they believe there is a connection with covering womens' bodies in veils and the suppression of womens' rights. We have similar issues in France and our only solution is to forbid the veil in school and in public jobs. it is the only way to make all women understand that violence towards them will not be tolerated.
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hmm, i agree, people should be able to wear whatever they want. if they can ban burqas they can ban anything.
Including hand guns, grenades, etc.
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Why is it ridiculous?
why should politicians be able to make decisions about what people wear? that sounds ridiculous to me.
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Including hand guns, grenades, etc.
and nuclear weapons

i'm talking about clothes, obviously
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why should politicians be able to make decisions about what people wear? that sounds ridiculous to me.
It's not politicians, it's judges.
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Oh c'mon Burkas have nothing to do with Islam, they are just a mean to keep women silent.
who mentioned islam?
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The article did and so did I...Why?
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It's not politicians, it's judges.
ok, and who created the laws that make it possible for judges to make decisions like this? each way, i think everyone can wear whatever they wish.
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ok, and who created the laws that make it possible for judges to make decisions like this? each way, i think everyone can wear whatever they wish.
The decision was based on the fact that the women refused to take off the Burka when they were asked to identify themselves. People should at all times be able to identify themselves, that's why burkas are forbidden.
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The decision was based on the fact that the women refused to take off the Burka when they were asked to identify themselves. People should at all times be able to identify themselves, that's why burkas are forbidden.
ok, now that ressembles an argument. not a very powerful one, though.

so what was that supposed to be? a routine check? do the police stop the people in belgium at random and demand documents from them? or were these women behave in dissorderly manner or something?
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