Islam Answers Nicolas Sarcozy. On June 23, 2009, President Sarcozy spoke (at the French parliament) concerning the burqa.
He said: In our country we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen.
It seems noble from Mr. Sarcozy to care for Muslim women !
Lets examine his words:
prisoners behind a screen.
Is this true?
Were talking about women walking in the streets, not about captives, held against their will
Indeed, when the late Michael Jackson had to cover his face and those of his children, specifically to avoid abuse,
he was never accused of holding himself and his children, prisoners behind a screen,
and he was never told by a higher authority
to let go of his feelings and opinions,
and to accept public harassment
because somebody else did not agree with him!
This is specifically what a Muslim woman wants
from covering her face:
Protecting her privacy according to her own opinion.
He said: cut off from all social life:
Again, it seems extremely noble from Mr. Sarcozi
to care about the social freedom of Muslim women !
How can this be achieved?
A 10 year old kid is intelligent enough to answer:
Obviously by providing MORE incentives to mix socially.
Yet for some reason, Mr. Sarcozi succeeded to get it backward !
We have to accept that he did not decipher
the extremely difficult concept,
that forbidding a woman from covering her face
does not change her mind about it;
it only makes her feel stronger
- about violating her personal choice.
He did not notice that
- by making it illegal for her to wear the burqa in public,
- HE was the one forcing her to stay at home,
indeed cut off from all social life.
He said: deprived of all identity:
Mr. Sarcozi truly went out of his way,
caring for so many things about Muslim Women.
We note that on this issue,
Mr. Sarcozi did not get it completely backward.
I do not even recognize another persons identity,
if I do not see his face,
I know more about his identity,
if I know more details about his face and body, his personal life... etc.
But is this truly the essence of having an identity?
Is this identity of value to the person concerned,
or do we humans understand something deeper
from the expression: deprived of identity?
The worst deprivation of identity
is to rob a person from his own opinion,
it has nothing to do with recognizing the face, or even the person.
Are we to understand that if we see a womans face,
now she has an identity,
and is worth something more,
while she was deprived of it
before my important person saw her face?
The ability of the late Michael Jackson to go shopping in disguise
as he chose,
or even be forced to cover his childrens faces,
was indeed preserving their identity,
not the opposite.
NO, Mr. Sarcozi:
Mankind values the identity
where you do not force your opinion on others,
regardless the superficial point of seeing their face or not.
On first consideration
it seems puzzling that Mr. Sarcozi does not notice his severe blunders,
after all, wasnt he intelligent enough to get elected for president?
But upon deeper reflection, it is difficult to accept that
his judgment about: imprisonment, social freedom, identity, religious signs subservience, and
becomes deficient ONLY when discussing them in conjunction with the burqa,
while maintaining at least a normal level of intelligence concerning other subjects.
The confusion of Mr. Sarcozi must be due to reasons other than logical errors:
Panic from a growing non-Western religion ?
or whatever other reasons they truly are?
We hope he can reach behind his personal burqa
to find and correct these reasons.
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