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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas as Security Threats

Submitted by Iza La. (Saudi Arabia), May 4, 2008 at 13:42

That was a quite interesting article. Although some of your (Daniel P) personal opinions are pretty much in conflict with my way of thinking, but i respect your freedom of expression. Every thing has a positive and a negative side, from literature to media. People exercise their freedom , just because they have the right to as Human beings. Seriously, if you are a staunch supporter of democracy, then you shouldnt negate the fact that in a democratic society people have the right to wear whatever they want to wear, and however they wear it. Freedom is what makes democracy.

By citing few instances in which maniacs fulfilled their agendas through burqas, you are enshrouding the actual purpose oof wearing burqa. Anti-social acts would exist as long as human beings would exist. Banning the bhurqa wont change the mindset of criminals. One way or the other they would sort out their ways. Your article was one-sided, ergo wasnt neutral. Wearing the bhurqa is a religious obligation for some and not only that but their are women out there who wear it solely because they feel more secure in it.

I would also like to add, that stopping one from wearing hijab/burqa is as bad as forcing someone to wear burqa.

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