http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJao8wE-g9s


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The French government has recently placed a controversial ban on the burqa, which many women wear as part of their traditional dress.

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A comprehensive map of burqa wearage by country.

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A mix of cultures!

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A woman is using the french flag as a burqa

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Burqa protest

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woman being arrested for wearing a burqa

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ARTICLES:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/19/battle-for-the-burqa

http://middleeast.about.com/od/religionsectarianism/f/me080209.htm

http://middleeast.about.com/od/humanrightsdemocracy/a/france-burqa-veil.htm

http://www.womenscampaigninternational.org/2009/10/the-burqa-a-symbol-of-confidence-or-oppression/


VIDEOS:
News:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuMISZxcffo

Public Opinions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnpRPnGfAks&feature=related

Loophole in the Ban:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjBeGQCpZbs

Indian Muslims:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmGjc-IqChI&feature=related

Part 1:
I always thought that France was like America where people can practice religion freely. Then they go and ban the burqa, which helps woman feel more connected to God and make up a bad excuse saying that they only wear the burqa because their husbands or fathers tell them too. It is the woman's choice to whether she wears a burqa or a hijab. I just could not believe that France would ban some part of their religious culture. It also suprised me that in France there are nudist beaches, but some people can't cover themselves up in a burqa. I helped by finding videos and articles. I would look for videos that had interesting information that could be used in our video and if we needed statistics or quotes or information, i would help look it up. I would like to convey that the government was trying to control a religious item of Islam and that is something that the government just cannot do.