Italy bans the burqa

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    ITALY has banned Islamic burqas under tough terrorism laws that provide two-year jail terms and E2000 ($3200) fines for anyone caught covering their face in a public place.

    The counter-terrorism package, passed by Italy's parliament yesterday, doubles the existing penalty for wearing a burqa or chador -- traditional robes worn by Muslim women to cover their faces -- or full-faced helmets or balaclavas in public.

    Police can extract DNA samples without a suspect's consent, detain them for 24 hours without a lawyer present, and deport foreigners suspected of terrorism under the new legislation. Soldiers involved in counter-terrorism have been given the same stop-and-search powers.

    The changes, approved in a rare show of bipartisanship, came as Italian police arrested a fugitive hunted by British police over the bungled bombing attempt in London on July 21.

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16110721%5E2703,00.html
     
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    Awesome. Too bad we can't have a little of that here instead of a bandaid law to appease and protect the left while not inconveniencing them.
     
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    I have no objection. Read the Koran and you will learn that burqas do not necessarily have to cover the face.
     
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    I (heart) Italy.

    I lived there for 6 years.

    When it comes to certain things, they don't play.
     
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    Whew .... I bet all of Italy just breathed a sigh of relief. :rolleyes:
     
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    No burqas in ITALY, shoot to kill in London! Can we all say, "maybe the world is getting the picture", maybe? :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    just wondering when the good old USA will!...Maybe when we terminate the ACLU! :terror:
     
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    Well, I hate to say it, but I think it will take a few more attacks..Hope I'm wrong.
     
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    However it will also take getting rid of the ACLU...they have been tying our hands for way too long!They must go!!!!! :banana2:
     
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    You ever hear of waking the sleeping giant? Don't worry about the ACLU..
     

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