Sorry. I am stupid. I immediately thought it was there because the site was in Portuguese, and on the site you linked, I could not find any more information about it. Soooo ... You are "at the king's side" eh? Where would that be, if not Portugal, then? And no problem, the thread will not go anywhere.
Also I feel a bit strongly about this now because the ultra rightist party has proposed they should be banned down here (Slovenia) a few days ago. With silly arguments about safety and "respecting the culture" excuse. I was reading about some comments online and I think it would be more prudent to fear the people talking about safety than people wearing burkas (which are seen extremely rarely).
I am sure they have. Though it is interesting that apparently the Switzerland is one of the European countries that has the least gender equality, so that might factor in the way they see the problem. I do not know. Lets start by expecting a random person in a public place will not commit a crime until they actually commit it, yes? Also by that logic, they should also ban masks, wide hats, helmets and balaclavas. And that is not the case. You can also "hide explosives" under a number of other clothing items, and I do not see anybody banning, for example, ponchos. So the proposed law is clearly discriminatory against muslims. Helena, thanks for refuting that legal argument, because I do have great trouble understanding it ... it is good to have a lawyer on your side.
From that article: So much for the same laws for everybody ... I do not even see in that article trying to excuse it by public safety or whatever rationalisation they are using today. I can see the need to ban everything that covers your face in the situations when one needs to be identified (in court, when stopped by the police, at the border controls, exams etc.) and when one needs to have a broad view of the surrounding (while driving), but in any other situation, no law should tell people what to wear/not to wear.
Oh wait so Thanksgiving is tomorrow? The way everybody was talking about it, I thought it was today ... anyway, happy Turkey eating day to the USA people. for Lany. Exactly. Do not feel that way, just post. Hmmm, I did not notice him missing, but yes, you are right. I do not think I have gotten 8 parcels in my whole life.