YES!! If anyone wanys/wishes/just does live in any country they should live by the laws of that country. If they want the law changed then they should get a majority to agree with them, NOT decide to ignore the law just they do not agree with it. Although the people in Westminster are such craven cowards that - in this country - whoever shouts/screams loudest gets done what they want, NOT the majority.
Yes I do think the French are right! A pity our own feeble Government will never do the same! Just let any Western woman walk about in any clothing deemed 'unfit' in any Eastern country, then see the locals' reactions - and hear the prison doors clang shut!!
It's been reported that the French public on the whole support this action taken by their government so I agree with it.
The Muslim community will not support it due to the fact their religious beliefs far outweigh any law of a land. It's a brave but correct step by the French and one I would like to see taken by more governments in the EU.
"The way Muslims dress has nothing to do with their religion!"
I don't know where you got that from, but you're wrong.
The Qur'an instructs Muslim women (and men) to "dress modestly". Over time that has been interpreted as requiring women - when in public - to dress in a way that doesn't invite men to see them as sexual objects. In other words they must not wear clothes which accentuate their body shape. Different Muslim scholars have had differing views on what constitutes 'proper' dress for a woman in public, and lots of people (me included) take the view that sometimes it has less to do with religious observance and more to do with male domination of women. That may be what you referred to, but it's wrong to say it has nothing to with religion.
French (republic) tend to shoot from the hip...a year or so they banned all religious symbols from schools inc. crucifixes (one of Europes's iggest catholic countries?)
Seems to be very much of the moment ... next week all will be as last week
France = France. They tolerate and embrace, they're diverse - but France is and always will be French