I just read a very interesting article.
While I appreciate everyone else's culture and heritage, I completely agree with President Sarkozy's statements:
"In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity," Sarkozy said to extended applause at the Chateau of Versailles, southwest of Paris. "The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement — I want to say it solemnly," he said. "It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."
That more governments would take a stand on their own soil against oppressors.