Christianity Thomas on 22 Jun 2009 12:51 am
A great question:
The Communist MP who led the call this week for an inquiry, André Gerin, denounced the garments as walking prisons. In his request, backed by 57 other MPs, mostly from Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right UMP party, he said: “The sight of these imprisoned women is already intolerable to us when they come from Iran, Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia … It is totally unacceptable on French soil.”
In the United States the Hijab is more common:
Why not ban it too? It imprisons as well.