@louis Is this just for identification or in public? In America you're shamed for not covering your face right now, oh the irony.
@rootbsd Well, it is a ban for public. It is called the "Burqa ban". In 20 years living in Switzerland, I've seen perhaps 2-3 women wearing a Burqa, and that was on the airport 🙂
@louis Covering the face or the head?
@rootbsd The new law forbids covering the face (which we all do now - however).
@louis So this is illegal? isn't everyone scared of Crown Virus.
@rootbsd We'll see how the vote will turn out today. The law says "Nobody may cover his/her face on public places or places where services are offered to the public.
@rootbsd To the judges will have to decide what "face" means.
@louis So no more masks? Did Switzerland do the immune system trusting (herd immunity), classical quarantine the sick only, like Sweden approach?
@rootbsd No, "real" Swiss people just don't leave the house anymore.
@louis I'd love to work from home, but if I don't leave my house I starve and may be forced to sleep in my car 😅
@rootbsd This ban has a high approval rate in all parties because they want to "protect" Muslim women. In fact, it's a right-wing initiative to bully the Muslim population.
@louis why’s this ban such a bad thing? For the record I myself am from a Muslim country. And personally I don’t see the issue in banning this. Also the thing they’re banning is a “Naqqab” not the “Burqa”. A lot of people from the west mix the two up.
Sorry for my anti-multiculturalism, but it's better to ban burqas today than to wait for tomorrow when there would be a lot more strict ban for European women not willing to cover their faces.
Just common sense.
@VikingKong @Quayzar I believe that the state should not legislate on which clothes can or cannot be worn. When in fact, it is a question of reining in political Islam. What's next? Ban on full-body swimsuits? Will pastors soon be no longer allowed to wear cowls? Will boys soon be forced to wear short hair? Should the police now arrest women who wear niqabs or burqas in public?
Also, this law is in conflict with the UDHR+Geneva Conventions.
First, dealing with religion always has been political, second, you're trying to change the subject, third, your sort of an argument is called reductio ad absurdum. Too low level of the discussion to be interesting.
And... I can't understand how a European person living in gender-equal society can be a proponent of the medieval BS called burqa while in islamic countries there are women imprisoned just for the refuse to cover their faces. Disgusting.
@VikingKong Don‘t put works in my mouth, I‘m not a proponent of any sort you describe. This kind of legislation is dangerous and doesn‘t solve the issue. Take it easy.
@louis What is your opinion on the previous minaret ban by the swiss voters?
@louis we had a ban on pants sag in florida.
@syscrash crazy 😜
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