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To: His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States Re: Burkini ban

To: His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States
Re: Burkini ban

Dear Sir and to whom it may concern:

I am writing to express my concern with the so-called ‘burkini ban’ imposed by several French municipalities and recently upheld by your court system.

These laws violate human rights, are illogical, and stupid.

How can burkinis be a public health issue but not wetsuits?

Where is the security issue in wearing a burkini? Is France in danger of being overrun by women in burkinis?

We have seen in the (UK) Guardian how a woman with her daughter at the beach was accosted by four armed officers, compelled to take off her top, which was not a burka nor a burkini, and fined while her daughter cried and onlookers shouted “Go Home” at her.

cf French police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban

How can you possibly allow such a law to exist or to be implemented?

What will be done to punish the officers who so abused this innocent woman?

I am a friend of France but I cannot in good conscience buy French products, watch French movies, eat French food or drink French wine while this ridiculousness, and the crude bigotry and intolerance which underlie it, go on.

Why is France standing against personal liberty?

Why is France standing for the subjugation, intimidation, and state-sponsored racist harassment of harmless unarmed women by armed men?

Please take this opportunity to keep me informed of how these policies will be reversed and outlawed, how the women so harassed will be compensated, and of those responsible to making such laws as well as anyone who has enforced them, how they are punished and sanctioned.

Thank you for your attention and for your prompt reply.

Henry Edward Hardy
Copyright © 2016 Henry Edward Hardy

24 August, 2016 Posted by | Ambassador, ban, beach, burkini, France, Gérard Araud, liberty, politics, racist, scanlyze, stupid | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US declares ‘War on Love’; France invaded

US declares ‘War on Love’; France invaded

President denounces France, Italy, Brazil as “Axis of Love”

Ann Arbor
2007-03-15 17:41:00 UCT

by Henry Edward Hardy

US President-for-Life George W. Bush today declared war on France, saying:

“We have fought the War on Terror, and been victorious. Today nobody dares to be scared of anything, no matter how bad it may be.

“But our task is not done. There is another, even stronger emotion which represents a threat to our nation. I am referring to ‘loverism’. Our war on love begins with France, but it does not end there. We will pursue the loverists wherever they may seek to spread their deadly loverism.

“He (Jacques Chirac) is what we would call a prime suspect … If he thinks he can hide from the United States, and our allies, he will be sorely mistaken.”

Bush said that military operations against France were continuing as he spoke, although he acknowledged that, “France had surrendered before our troops had arrived,” he added that the French had deployed a secret weapon labeled WMD, or “Women of Massive Doudounes.”

“Our troops are taking hold of the situation with both hands, and we expect them to be victorious before sunrise,” said the President.

Regarding France, Italy, and Brazil, Mr. Bush said,

“States like these, and their loverist allies, constitute an axis of love, disrobing to threaten the war-loving people of the world. By seeking women of massive doudounes, these regimes raise a hard and growing danger. They could provide these women to loverists, giving them the means to match their affections. They could seduce our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any of these cases, the price of indifference would be catastrophic.”

Invest in deadly weapons
And those little cotton flags
Invest in wooden caskets
In guns and body bags

You´re invested in oppression
Investing in corruption
Invest in every tyranny
And the whole world´s destruction…

There´s a war on our democracy
A war on our dissent
There´s a war inside religion
And what Jesus might have meant

There´s a war on mother nature
A war upon the seas
There´s a war upon the forests
On the birds and the bees

There´s a war on education
A war on information
A war between the sexes
And every nation

A war on our compassion
A war on understanding
A war on love and life itself
It´s war that they´re demanding…

Sting, This War

Copyright © 2007 Henry Edward Hardy

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15 March, 2007 Posted by | Brazil, Bush, doudounes, essay, France, humor, Italy, Jacques Chirac, love, lovers, media, military, news, parody, politics, satire, scanlyze, sex, USA, war, War on Love, War on Terror, WMD | Leave a comment