April 12, 2011, - 4:12 pm

French Burqa (& Niqab) Ban Attacks Symptoms, Not the Problem

By Debbie Schlussel

There’s a lot of hype over France’s burqa (and niqab–full ninja face veil) ban, which began yesterday.  But save your applause.  It simply treats a symptom of the problem–the threat–that France won’t face:  Islam.


Burqa Family Photo: “Your Sister’s Prettier”

The $215 fine is like treating skin lesions but allowing the cancer that causes them to spread and metastasize.  It doesn’t make sense.  But that’s what cowards do:  they are afraid to vocalize and publicize the problem, so they, instead, go after something they know will be slightly less controversial and more palatable.  It simply doesn’t go far enough.

France has an immigration problem.  Its population may be as much as 25% Muslim and will certainly be majority Muslim in 20-50 years, perhaps sooner.  France doesn’t even know for sure how many Muslims it has because for years, it looked the other way–as America mostly does–on Islamic immigration, much of it illegal.  The country only briefly deported a few of the most extremist Muslim clerics and others, but that’s like saying I’ll only surgically remove the most cancerous cancer and leave the rest to spread.  It just doesn’t work that way.

Another Reason to Ban the Burka . . .

France’s problem is not people wearing burqas or niqabs who attack Jews on the streets for “looking Jewish” and kidnap other Jews, torturing them to death, as happened to the late Ilan Halimi, of Blessed Memory.  Its problem is Muslims who do these things.  Its problem is mosques and schools and imams and teachers who preach that this is okay.  And as long as you let Muslims into your borders, you will keep getting this barbarism on your streets.  People don’t have annual riots burning cars on Paris streets because they wear burqas or niqabs.  They do it because they are Muslim and have no regard for those who are not.


But Black is so Slimming!

So while you and I may think that it’s good that French law requires us to be able to see a woman’s face (and I wish we had such a law here, since we do have, in various American locales, such laws for White Christian Klansmen, just not the Muslim variety), it is merely a cosmetic law.  The only way to get at the heart of the problem is to limit Muslim immigration–not just from Islamic nations but from everywhere.

France doesn’t have the guts to do this.  And neither do we.  And that’s why in the contest of guts, the West will eventually lose to Islam.

We’re simply too polite.  Too worried about being called bigots by those who want to mass murder us.

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11 Responses

You’re spot on Debbie, but at least it’s a step in the right direction. I wonder if we’d have the courage to enforce such a law here as PC as the U.S. is. And as for the teachings inside the mosques, it would be nice if there were people paying attention to that in all the various mosques, as you have done, so that we could be aware of anti-Western or anti-U.S. sentiment that may be being bred there.

Brian on April 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm

This law is a joke. Sarkozy is facing serious opposition from the right in the 2012 election, and has not done well in local elections to-date. He is trying to pre-empt his opposition. This is more important to him especially since his live-wire performances in Ivory Coast and Libya, where he is helping the very people he supposedly is against in France, will, quite likely, come back to haunt him.

Little Al on April 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Engaging in undeclared, immoral wars with Muslims is also treating the symptoms instead of the cause. The real cure for the problem is to bring all our troops home immediately, start a non-interventionist foreign policy, safeguard our borders again illegal immigration, restrict legal immigration for every nationality, no more undeclared wars, and end all foreign and military aid.

ramjordan on April 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Here’s a video of a class on Islam in Germany. I doubt much it’s much different in France.

Now imagine what’s being taught in our multi-culti, politically correct classrooms.

I agree, France is only addressing the symptom, not the underlying problem. The same applies to the referendum on minarets in Switzerland. These are barely the first steps. But the *reaction* to them – as those protests against the bans – will open more than a few eyes to the problem.

Raymond in DC on April 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Is the absurdity of Islam not manifestly demonstrated by the photograph, of a photograph, of these black cloaked demons? What’s the point of taking a picture of someone completely covered and unidentifiable? It’s the illogic of Islam that makes it so dangerous: You cannot reason with a wild dog. The terrifying implications of all that we know about this threat is a war of the scope of the last world war; but like WWII, it took America far too long to finally get involved and totally defeat the enemy. Hitler became German Chancellor in Jan. 1933; and the U.S. didn’t declare war until Dec. 1941. It may soon be too late for some; perhaps France is the Poland of the 21st century?

Lance on April 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Nothing is going to change in Europe… it may well be too late to do anything about it.

Debbie’s right: treating cancer with a band-aid hides the cancer; it doesn’t kill it.

And Islam will continue to spread its lethal tentacles throughout the Western World.

Alhamidullah!{Praise Allah) The infidels are handcuffed by their moral sensitivities and we aren’t.

That’s the future, folks!

NormanF on April 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Those chicks aren’t French. That’s the Saudi woman’s basketball team starting line-up in their warm-up suits. When the game starts they take them off to reveal their “game burqas”.

No, they’re doing the photo shoot for the Iranian “swimsuit edition”. Women stoned for improper dress are likewise featured in “Sports Killustrated”.

Why is that guy in the top picture holding a camera in front of his ass? Oh, sorry, couldn’t tell which side was his face and which was his ass.

CornCoLeo on April 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I have long said that the Muslims are today’s klansmen, and their only differences from the KKK is that the KKK wore white sheets, whereas they wear black (in Afghanistan, they wear teal) and that the KKK are largely white, while statistically, Mohammedans are largely brown or black.

But you are spot on – the Muslim guys who attacked the Jew in France yesterday while denying that his name is Antoinne were not wearing burqhas or niqabs or hijabs or jilbabs or what-have-you: they were probably wearing normal western clothes, while behaving in a way that mainly, if not only, Muslims do.

Infidel Pride on April 13, 2011 at 12:07 am

France’s problem is not people wearing burqas or niqabs who attack Jews on the streets for “looking Jewish” and kidnap other Jews, torturing them to death, as happened to the late Ilan Halimi, of Blessed Memory.


Miranda Rose Smith on April 13, 2011 at 2:04 am

Step in the right direction. I believe the foreign minister is now trying to limit immigration. Let’s hope they can take the lead and show the rest of us that it should be done.

CJ on April 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Will not satisfy the Jews and the Christians until you follow their religion ……. What is your problem with Islam..? and God, you know, the religion of truth…..It’s a Jewish ideas and Sarkozy is the way To implement this strategy He hopes to win the election bet But I think that the French are not a stupid It is a period of political fare worse in the era of France A failed policy

smail on April 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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