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Burka-clad woman asked to get off of bus

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Submitted by nevermindmyname (Denmark), Apr 2, 2009 at 22:06

In Denmark we just had a case of a burka clad woman, whom the bus driver asked to get off because he couldn't identify her to her ticket. (a monthly electronic card with the owners picture on). The driver refused to let her on for 20 minutes, until someone called the bus company, and they forced the driver to take her on anyway. The driver denied the woman with the explanation that Danmark has a prohibition against masking - although this is typically used, and was initiated, in terms of riots and demonstrations.

A muslim organization - though not a very famous one - has stated that the driver was right in denying the woman on said explanation, and that she could simply buy a ticket instead of the electronic bus-card. Polls among the danes in the media range from slightly disapproving of his/her conduct to wholeheartedly supporting him - to the extend of defaming muslim women.


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2This is one of those issues that requires descression... [126 words]bankalchemistMar 3, 2011 11:08183126
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Good Job,The Sadiqs [10 words]GizaMay 10, 2009 05:05155189
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it is a security matter , caused by some muslims who are violent. [277 words]Phil GreendApr 12, 2009 16:52153791
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Common sense is what should prevail here [120 words]Sunil SarangApr 7, 2009 01:45153478
Burka-clad woman asked to get off of bus [157 words]nevermindmynameApr 2, 2009 22:06153232
2When Turkey bans head scarf for its citizens why should west bother about Burqas? [48 words]Indian InfidelApr 10, 2009 00:49153232
You preference would be... [19 words]Mark GFeb 24, 2009 14:34151079
Credit Union has no right to direct their business b/c of some Muslims. [135 words]YnnatchkahFeb 24, 2009 01:34151055
2Going too far [114 words]samApr 5, 2009 03:59151055
Safa Majid [39 words]LynnFeb 23, 2009 21:42151048

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