Mooseboy: I support the expression af a diverse range of cultures and beliefs in this country. I don't suppot the narrow minded view that one culture has the right to force others based on one point of view.eracode:billgates: I support a ban. It's an oppressive tool against women.
And, if we went to muslim country and dressed in a manner that was
against their custom, I'm sure you would know about it PDQ.
As far as I was aware New Zealand custom is to accept others?
And oppressing women? I know plenty of completely independant Muslim women who choose to wear head dress. The Qur'an teaches modesty, and there are many women who choose their own definition of what that means without any opression.
Totally aggree - the west seems to have this belielf that the Burqa is forced when I think you will find that it is chosen by many woman as it is part of their religion. Dont judge all Muslim's by the Teleban. Most are moderate and modern, check out the female numbers in government and university in Iran.
I also dont think we can compare with countries like France as they have a firm french culture that goes back hundreds (Thousands?) of years. NZ on the otherhand is a nation of migrants and our culture is a mix of all of the cultures that have made this country their home.