Islamic terror chiefs have declared war on France over its ban on women wearing burkas.
Extremists posted threats on websites calling for a “war on crusader France,” according to American terrorism monitoring service SITE.
One message read: “Leave our sisters alone or we will truly be obligated to act on our words.”
France has made it illegal for women to hide their faces with a burka – they can be fined £132.
Well, I have stated repeteadly that these garments are against Western culture because of the reasons Islamist give to support them. But above all they are against security as no one knows who goes inside: it could be a mother of four, but if could also be the latest Jihadist waging war on peaceful citizens, a sexual maniac or a bank robber. You want to freely practise your religion? OK, just don’t mess with the rest of the citizens’ security.
There is something that worries me though: burqas and niqabs are a symbol, a sign of what’s going on. In certain places, such as Lérida (northern Spain), the number of burqas and niqabs is growing quickly, so non-Muslim people realise the growth of extremism in the area, thanks to them. Of course, that’s a very little reason not to ban them, but in the end, it is one.
- France’s burqa ban: 5 ways Europe is targeting Islam (csmonitor.com)