This morning was the first day of the veil being forbidden in the streets and other public places of France, of course there were protests and arrests resulted. There are, as with all things, positive aspects and negative aspects but there is nothing wrong with this law. As a colonial nation France had, and still has, vast experience with both Muslim countries and the religion of Islam. Currently in Muslim countries there are extensive laws as to dress and public behaviour which apply to all men and women, regardless of their nationality or religion, that under Sharia and National Law must be followed. Similarly in many non-Muslim countries there are dress codes to be followed so as not to give offence, as a guest, to the national population.
So it is the French have had to decide that the veil is no longer an appropriate form of dress in their nation. Previously the headscarf and other head coverings were forbidden in French Public Schools, which the French Taxes pay for as part of the overall national Education Programme.
Those who feel this law which went into effect today has only a negative aspect might wish to consider, calmly and thoughtfully, that it became necessary to show the full face clearly in Public due to the actions of persons from one group of the French population in particular - followers of Islam.
Last week while visiting another Blog an advertisement popped up which NAUTICAL LOG found inappropriate. It referred to the newly elected Governor of the Sunshine State of Florida. This got me thinking what if this service from 'AdSense' was on NAUTICAL LOG one would have no control over the contents of the advertisements placed in MY Blog. Did not like THAT at all !!
Out of curiosity NAUTICAL LOG clicked on the Monetize to find out how it all worked. To our surprise we found the following "The existing account firstname.lastname@example.org has been disabled." When one clicks on the Learn More there is a further statement about protection and they cannot answer any questions.
This all sounds very asinine to NAUTICAL LOG and since we would not have this so-called service in the Blog anyway we looked no further. However those who do have the service should realize that a visitor feeling that an advertisement on your Blog is inappropriate may decide not to visit again. You of course as the Blog Owner would be totally unaware, as the Blog Owner was in the case quoted above.
Perhaps both Blog Owners and 'AdSense' should look at this service again.
Please remember the seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia - let us work with India to free them.