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BY TRACY PFEIFFER ANCHOR CHANCE SEALES You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy France’s so-called “burqa ban” took effect Monday, and less than a day after its enactment French police detained at least two demonstrators. The BBC explains the incident. REPORTER, VOICE OVER: “That sounds dramatic, but the police are insisting straightaway that they were not arrested because they were wearing -- or detained because they were wearing the burqa. They were detained by virtue of the fact that they had not obtained permission to hold this demonstration. So they have been quite clear, the police, that these are not been the first arrests under the new law.” Although it’s popularly called a “burqa ban,” the law actually outlaws both the burqua, which covers a woman’s entire face, and the niqab, which leaves an open slit for the eyes. The hijab, another traditional Muslim headscarf, is allowed because it does not cover the face.(Video: euronews) Monday’s clash has highlighted the difficulty French police say they will face in enforcing the ban. Al Jazeera has the details. TOM FRIEND, REPORTER, VOICE OVER: “Women wearing the niqab in the street, on public transport, in a library or cinema, will all face a fine of more than $200, and a citizenship class to remind them of France’s secular values. But police will be forbidden to take off a woman’s veil, lock up a veil woman once arrested, or detain her for longer than four hours in a police station.” France has an estimated 5 million Muslims living within its borders, the largest number in Europe -- but most agree no more than 2,000 women wear the full-face veils. Those opposed to the ban say it violates women’s religious freedom and basic human rights -- but in an interview with ABC, one French politician insists, the law is not about religion at all. JACQUES MYARD, CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF FRENCH PARLIAMENT: “The face is the dignity of a person. The face is your passport, so when you refuse me to see you, I am the victim.” LAMA HASAN, REPORTER, VOICE OVER: “The French government argues the clothing violates the principles of equality of its citizens and poses a threat to public safety. Criminals have used the burqa for cover in the past.” Still, many aren’t convinced the law is anything but anti-Muslim propaganda. A blogger for France 24 argues, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is just trying to shore up votes for his upcoming re-election. “Fear is easily translated into political currency and in France, the politics of fear has traditionally been the preserve of the far-right. No longer. More recently, the political rhetoric of the far-right has been matched by the mainstream right in a thinly-veiled attempt to poach voters...” Finally, a writer for The Telegraph says, the entire debate is based on a fallacy -- arguing, most Muslim women who wear the burqa or niqab don’t do it for religious reasons. “...the adoption of the veil is a fashion statement more than a religious one; it is the Islamic equivalent of becoming a goth, only instead of desperately trying to stand out by wearing black lipstick and nine-inch-heeled Dr Marten’s, you do it by putting a veil on your head and instantly becoming mysterious.” The Telegraph also reports Holland, Spain, and Switzerland are considering similar laws. Protesters say they are wiling to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
12 Apr 2011
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8 Sep 2011
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14 Sep 2011
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*******www.ttrworldtour**** Snowboarding is now bigger than ever, firmly established in mainstream culture. Snowboarders have become household names and and popularity of snowboarding has surpassed the more traditional winter sports. Most mainstream attention has, up until now, been focused only on a small part of snowboarding – the Halfpipe – leaving out Slopestyle, which is often more accessible to the general snowboarder population. With Slopestyle’s inclusion in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics the format is receiving more attention than ever before, so lets take a look at what slopestyle really is, where it came from and what it takes to succeed. Slopestyle has evolved into a unique format where riders compete to get the highest score over a range of obstacles. This usually includes a range of jumps, rails and boxes. Courses are unique to each event. From slopestyles humble roots, a new breed of snowboarding athletes has risen - through intensive training, riders have learned what it takes to become successful at this ever changing format. With over 300 organized TTR Slopestyle events worldwide, a dedicated Slopestyle ranking and the inclusion in 2014 Winter Olympics, Slopestyle riders are finally set to get the recognition they deserve on a world stage.
24 Nov 2011
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10 Feb 2012
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Eating breakfast from a bowl with a small spoon is too mainstream and for losers. Watch how a champion has his breakfast in the morning.
18 Dec 2017
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Using stairs to reach the roof is too mainstream and boring. So he found an alternative detour that is very interesting to the rooftop.
30 May 2018
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Breaking easily with your hands is too mainstream, also they are no fun. So this is a new way and fun one too destruct CDs.
9 Jun 2018
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Russians are always trying something different than the mainstream. Even they have their own style when it comes to BMX stunts.
22 Oct 2018
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Cause listening to music on normal earphones or even wireless earphones can get too mainstream sometimes so why not build a house with a chimney to get the right fell.
7 May 2019
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4 Jun 2019
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The driver of this car surely looked at a normal windscreen cleaner and thought, "Nah, that's just too mainstream for me."
19 Sep 2019
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19 Jun 2007
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This is my own Rolex DayDate watch collection. For inquiries regarding quotation, additional pictures and further details, please see ABOUT ME, or visit freereplica**** or freereplica****. Or send us an email freereplicagmail****. Thank you!
10 Jul 2007
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Jon Snow, News presenter of Channel4 news gives his views on the corporate media.
16 Jan 2008
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