Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fear of The Veil

Am I using the "xeno" word too much lately or is there a trend at work?

Published: January 26, 2010
PARIS — "A French parliamentary panel recommended on Tuesday that lawmakers pass a resolution condemning the wearing of face-covering Muslim veils in public areas, but it stopped short of pressing for the garments to be outlawed in public. A report from the panel said that its members were unable to unanimously agree to call for an outright ban at this stage, even though a large number of panel members favored one. The 32-member panel’s report culminates a six-month inquiry into the wearing of all-enveloping burqas that began after President Nicolas Sarkozy said in June that the cloak was “not welcome” on French territory."
Source: NY Times

"The mob will get even more angry. Beware of the angry white American man carrying the Bible. Xenophobia will continue to increase. Muslims and Mexicans will continue to be the easy targets. Which group or culture is next?"
Random Roving - January 1, 2010

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