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Video: Muslim women arrested in Paris for wearing (perfectly legal) headscarves | The Electronic Intifada

A video first published by Le Parisien and shot on Saturday shows French police arresting women in the Place du Trocadéro in Paris apparently just for wearing headscarves.

Le Parisien explained that France's Interior Minister had ordered a prohibition on any demonstrations amid tight security restrictions on French diplomatic missions abroad as the French magazine Charlie Hebdo published caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

by Katrin on Thu Sep 27th, 2012 at 05:36:17 PM EST
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does the vatican still require women to wear hats or headscarves when they enter it ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 03:11:41 AM EST
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They require you to not wear t-shirt and shorts. Or at least they did a decade ago when I last checked. (No, nobody in our group tried taking off their t-shirt and shorts and rules lawyer about it - the gorillas looked like their sense of humor had been surgically removed.)

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 03:22:54 AM EST
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You don't have to go back very far in time in the West to find examples where women were expected to wear hats, gloves, long sleeves, etc. in formal situations. It's amusing that some people think they can instantly drag the MIddle East (or anywhere else) out of, say, 1300 AD into taking a 2012 urban Western moral viewpoint--when much of rural America and, I presume, Europe, has views closer to 1300 than 2012.
by asdf on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 12:57:51 PM EST
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