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The Burqa as a weapon.

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in response to reader comment: to ban it is just like to ban the freedom of personal choice of religion

Submitted by Linda Haslam (United States), Mar 27, 2008 at 11:30

Ordinarily, I would agree with you. However, as the Burqa is literally being used as a weapon--then it should not be allowed in public. As Fundamentalist Islamists often believe that women should not be allowed to leave their homes--this type of legal ruling wouldn't be as restrictive towards women as many of us would first believe.

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