The burqa debate is a microcosm of the broader issue of Islamaphobia. At the radical end of the Islamaphobic scale, Pastor Jones attempted to hold a “Burn a Koran Day” in Florida last September 11; at the conservative end, Switzerland prohibited minarets. This year, France’s Senate voted 246 to 1 in favour of banning the burqa and the niqab, which leaves eyes uncovered. Yet targeting the symbols of Islam will not improve national security; it will unhinge it, by alienating Muslims domestically and reaffirming the belief of extremists worldwide that Islam and the West are inherently incompatible. This fuels terrorists’ fire; already, al-Qaida has threatened “dreadful revenge” if France’s ban is enforced. The security rationales for a burqa ban may conceal anti-Islamic sentiments towards the growing visibility of Islam in secular backyards. If security is the objective, why not ban gun licenses? Instead, the French multi-party panel that recommended the ban also suggested that France refuse residence cards and citizenship to anyone with “visible signs” of “radical religious practice”. Although there are Islamic states that would not allow non-Muslims to dress freely, extremes exist on both sides and two wrongs cannot make a right: merely a lowest common denominator. The media have stirred the phobia, exaggerating the extent of ‘Islamisation’ as a sovereignty threat. One morning show in Australia sensationalised a story about “why Victorians are forced to cover up”. In fact, as Jackie Frank, Marie Claire’s Editor-in-Chief, correctly noted, it was a request, not a requirement, and limited to a Muslim sports event in wintry August. Conversely, the original journalistic inaccuracy may have generalised a controversial expectation across an entire group. Some legislators argue that a ban will liberate Muslim women from ‘subjugation’; but the extent to which Sharia law or community dress coercion exists in secular societies is limited. Many migrant women argue that they...
December 11, 2013
A Ban on Tobacco
Tobacco has been a part of our nation’s history since the very beginning. Using tobacco has never been considered a healthy habit, but people today still smoke regardless of the harms done. In New York there have been bans for smoking in public places. This could be a start of a new trend to ban smoking everywhere in the US. However tobacco should not be banned because of individual rights, it’s effect on the economy, and the increased crime it could cause.
The first point againstban on tobacco would be the individual right to smoke. The individual right to privacy should allow people to harm their own bodies with dangerous drugs. The government can pass laws that ban smoking in public places; but there isn’t a way to stop private smoking. There has been two laws that have been passed that protect the civil liberties of the citizens right to of their own actions. The first law is the Harm Principle. The Harm Principle states that laws are justified if they avoid causing harm to others. So in other words, the harm principle says that the only reason to restrict the action of another individual is to prevent harm to others. If someone is harming himself or herself, you are only justified in attempting to persuade them. The second law is that Moral Law is a system of guidelines for behavior. For some people...
...Against Public Smoking Ban
Across the United States early 60 college campuses around the United States have smoke-free policies that affect the entire campus. Recently Chicago, Illinois passed the Clean Indoor Air Act, an important step towards smoke-free bars and restaurants. These recent actions post the question for the University of Iowa. The Iowa campus has around 30 bars near the downtown area. Would a smoking ban for the cities bars be good for the city or the campus? A public smoking ban on Iowa City bar would damage the business structure, public rights, and the city itself.
I believe the students at this University should start a group representing your rights as an individual and represent the rights your city’s downtown bars. I feel that this issue would be one in which students would very much involved in because it would affect some students’ weekend nights at the bars.
In comparison to the smoking ban in Chicago, Illinois the city of Chicago limits people to smoke to a minimum of 15 feet away from public buildings. “As far as bars go, I am down with them to stay smoking because it’s an isolated environment that you can choose to go to or not,” said Jailynn Suswal, an administrative assistant at The John Buck Co. “I don’t understand the whole bar population being required to be non-smoking.” “Now that smoking isn’t allowed within 15 feet of buildings, walking downtown sucks,” said...
...Within this briefing paper I will outline the following legal ramifications of an advertsing ban for our organisition, social, asses and sumerise the economic aspects of the particular business situation, address the currect recent studies and an alternatice proposals for reform with regards to political pressures relating to our business. Firstly Alco pops are a type of sweet, sugary and alchoholic beverage, these drinks are legally classified as a malt beverage and are able to be purchased in outlets.
Legal pressures on banning Alco pops would have a massive impact on our companies due to the fact that it would be a long legal process until the ban is implemented. The bill of the banning of the advertising of Alco pops would have to pass through two houses, one being the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In order for the ban to get put foward the house of commons would have to go through a strategic guideline where the bill is announced and copies are distributed to the partys, due to the fact that it is a long process the house debates the general principals within the bill, From recent finding at this stage it is known to be quite uncommon for a government bill to be denied at this stage. Alternatively there are other groups within the house of commons which is known as the standing committee. The standing committee is brought forward for the specific purpose of dealing with bills. However the standing...
...their popularity, government-mandated smoking bans are not justified.
The Case Against Smoking Bans
T HOMAS A. L AMBERT
University of Missouri–Columbia School of Law
In recent months, dozens of localities and a number of states have enacted sweeping smoking bans. The bans generally forbid smoking in “public” places, which are defined to include not only publicly owned facilities but also privately owned properties to which members of the public are invited (e.g., bars, restaurants, hotel lobbies, etc.). Proponents of the bans insist that they are necessary to reduce risks to public health and welfare and to protect the rights of nonsmoking patrons and employees of the regulated establishments. Specifically, ban advocates have offered three justifications for government-imposed bans: First, they claim that such bans are warranted because indoor smoking involves a “negative externality,” the market failure normally invoked to justify regulation of the ambient environment. In addition, advocates assert that smoking bans shape individual preferences against smoking, thereby reducing the number of smokers in society. Finally, proponents argue that smoking bans are justified, regardless of whether any market failure is present, simply because of the health risks associated with inhalation of...
To Ban or Not to Ban?
Give me literature or give me death.
Why stand we here idle? What is that gentlemen wish? What would they want? Is it text so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of the chains of censorship? Forbid it, almighty god! I know not what course others might take; but ask me give me literature, or give me death! (Parody of “Speech to the Virginia Convention”).
For centuries people have been reading books to gain knowledge and to be entertained (Introductory Assignment Sheet). Kurt Vonnegut did a magnificent job writing a piece threaded with compassion of a tragic historical event leaving behind a conspicuous moral statement.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut should not be removed from shelves, because the book is eye-opening especially for young adults who are soon to enter the real world and become our future.
Certain groups decided to challenge harsh reality of the truth written into an educational and humorous read. A school’s board article stated, “We’re not making a judgment call on if the book is good or bad, we just want to make sure it’s age appropriate” (School board removes 2 books from school).
This is NOT an arguable reason considering Billy Pilgrim, the main character in Slaughterhouse-Five, went into war at the age of sixteen. The book states the facts. Vonnegut argues that war is inhumane.
This IS arguable and negotiable; war is deceitful and tears apart homes. Educational...
France Should Rethink the Ban on Burqa
Ever since Islam has begun, in the 7th century, women have been accustomed to wear the burqa. The burqa is a piece of clothing that covers the entire body, only leaving the eyes open. The burqa can be broken down to three pieces; the first piece covers the body from neck all the way down to the ankles, the second piece, also called the niqab, covers the face only leaving the eyes open, and the third piece, also called the hijab, covers the hair. In the 21st century, the century that people are fighting for Human rights, France decides to ban the burqa. Why did they ban the burqa? In Timothy Ash’s article, he says that there are three main reasons for the ban: “… a threat to public safety,” “an open society is one in which we can see each other’s faces,” and “women are compelled to veil themselves by fathers or husbands.” France should revise this law because it seems like an ethnocentric decision and with this law active it breaks traditions passed down for 14 centuries, aggravates Muslims, and will cause France to have financial repercussions.
While growing up, I’ve always seen my mom wear a burqa before she left the house, and I always wondered why she would do that. When I was 13 I found out it was to hide her beauty from others. Now why would a female decide to hide her beauty from others? Now a day’s women are trying to show off...
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The nulls in the CHARTER table’s CHAR_COPILOT column indicate that a copilot is not necessarily required for some charter trips or for some aircraft. (Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules require a copilot on jet aircraft and on aircraft having a gross take-off weight over 12,500...
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