dimanche 31 janvier 2010

Out of touch

There was an editorial the other day in the New York Times about the proposed banning of the Islamic veil in France.

The one who wrote this piece seems to have absolutely no clues about what's at stake here and what the real issues are.

Here we have another display of total ignorance of the local context and another opportunity to teach others how they should behave and legislate in accordance with American values.

"Freedom, Freedom" is once again the spearhead slogan we hear coming from the US when the same country (like any other) knows perfectly how to toy with its own values (including freedom) when it sees it fit. Need I say more?

I can't wait to read the editorial in the N.Y T when the streets of New York will be criss-crossed by hundreds of women wearing the Islamic veil.

Or when the media will report that some guy in an airplane will have had a fit of panic because he was seating next to someone wearing the burka... Now, I even wonder if the American security services would allow a ghost-woman to board into a plane flying from Detroit to Minneapolis.

There are quite a number of articles on the same topic here.

(Seems that a fair majority of American readers favour this planned banning)

2 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

J'ai appris des choses interessantes grace a vous, et vous m'avez aide a resoudre un probleme, merci.

- Daniel

Flocon a dit…

Vous seul savez ce que vous a apporté ce billet mais si tel est le cas, eh bien... tant mieux ;-)

Merci de votre visite.