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Let’s take a look at the first woman fined for doing so.

[Amel Marmouri, a Tunisian immigrant resident in Novara, an Italian town,] was in a post office when police officers stopped her and issued her with [a 500 euro fine for wearing a burqa].

“As far as I know this is a first in Italy,” said police officer Mauro Franzinelli.

Her husband, Ben Salah Braim, 36, said the family would struggle to pay the penalty.

He said his wife would continue to wear the full-length item of clothing because he did not want her to be seen by other men, but in future she would be forced to stay at home most of the time…

And what does Amel have to say?




As for the struggle to pay the penalty: Wealthy countries like Saudi Arabia, which feel strongly about fully veiling their women, should establish a Save the Burqa fund for this purpose.

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3 Responses to “People say women choose to wear the burqa.”

  1. Patrick Says:

    I’m unconvinced that fining people for being oppressed will end their oppression.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    It will at the very least, I think, attract the attention of their oppressors. And attract the attention of the world to their oppressors.

  3. University Diaries » La burqa et la bourse Says:

    […] As UD anticipated, businessmen (well, one… there will be others) are stepping up to handle the fines burqa-wearing women in France – or their husbands – will soon have to pay. […]

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